Global Opportunities

Pre-med

Pre-Med

This programme is for Pre-Medical students from North America, planning to apply to Medical School in the United States.

Overview

Learn through practice-based modules and take part in Clinical Shadowing at a local hospital through our specialist Pre-Med Study Abroad programme.

Newcastle University is a designated Centre for Biomedical Research. Our research was ranked 8th in the UK for combined Medical Units of Assessment in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. 

A Unique Study Experience

You will gain first-hand experience of the UK’s National Health Service through a two-week placement at a local teaching hospital. You can observe and learn from a clinician in a real-life setting as they work with their patients. 

Although the shadowing is arranged for a set period of time most students build a relationship with a clinician, and, as a result, are able to gain further experience with the clinician or with their colleagues. 

Pre-Dental students will also have the opportunity on this programme to undertake a placement shadowing a dental surgeon in Newcastle Dental School.

Many students have been able to gain experience in research labs through contacting principal investigators at the University.

Subject areas

You can choose any of the biomedical modules that we offer to our undergraduate students (depending on scheduling). These include the modules specifically designed for our Pre-Med students: Biomedical Research Skills, Clinical Skills and Human Anatomy. Details of these modules can be found on the Modules tab.

You can also choose modules from one of the other faculties (depending on scheduling constraints) at the discretion of the home institute. This includes Physics modules specifically designed for American students preparing for the MCAT.

Course duration

You can study for a Full Year to enable you to access all three of our specialist modules, and to make the most of opportunities to join world-leading researchers in labs and clinical settings over the course of the year. 

You can also choose to study for a single Semester in either Fall or Spring and still access our clinical shadowing experience. 

Fall Biomedical Research Skills Clinical Shadowing
Spring Clinical Skills and Human Anatomy Clinical Shadowing
Full Year All three specialist modules Clinical Shadowing in Fall

Further Information

Find out how to apply or contact the Study Abroad Team for further information.

 

Modules

Here are the three modules within the specialist Pre-Med programme; giving you access to genuine medical practices and knowledge.

You may also take any module in the School of Biomedical Sciences. You can also choose modules from one of the other faculties (depending on scheduling constraints) at the discretion of the home institute. This includes Physics modules (SFY0015 or SFY0016) specifically designed for American students preparing for the MCAT.