The University of Liverpool medical school is one of the largest medical schools in the UK and is situated in the heart of the vibrant city campus. The medical school is partnered with various NHS trusts across the North West and is located to offer clinical experience in some of the leading specialist units in the UK; including Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and The Walton Centre. In addition, Liverpool medical school prides themselves on their focus of early clinical contact, preparing their students for life as a clinician.
The Liverpool syllabus is systems based and is supported by Cased Based Learning (CBL) and anatomy teaching in the Human Anatomy Resource Centre (HARC) using prosections. The medical school, Cedar house, has recently been renovated providing great study spaces and facilities for all medical students and acts as a great place to socialise between lectures.
The University of Liverpool campus is near the city centre of Liverpool offering a wide variety of social activities including the Liverpool One shopping centre. In addition to this Liverpool hosts a number of music venues, sporting events and there is also a great night scene in Liverpool. There are plenty of restaurants on offer - particularly on the well known Smithdown road. As well as this there is a massive variety of socials on offer, along with a wide range of societies. It is a fantastic city to study in and there really is something for everyone!
Interviews at the University of Liverpool are of an MMI format; with seven stations, each being six minutes long, with a minute break in between. Each year around one-thousand students are interviewed for three-hundred spaces and this usually occurs between January and February. Key themes are assessed in the interview including: “communication”, “team-working”, and “ethics” to name a few. It is important to review your personal statement before interviews, be able to reflect on your experiences and talk about why Liverpool medical school is where you want to study.
Each attribute that is assessed in the interview is scored, and applicants are then ranked, with the top scoring students being made offers.
The University of Liverpool usually require three A’s at A Level (including Chemistry and at least one other science) and applicants must sit the UCAT. They will also require strong GCSE results. Applicants are then scored based on their GCSE results and UCAT scores and ranked based on this information. Students in the top rankings will then be invited to interviews.
Unlike other universities Liverpool does not require any formal work experience, but would expect an awareness of healthcare and insight into the values of clinical practice to be shown in an applicants personal statement.
Holly Grainger medical student at Liverpool university