• for 100 new uk government-funded medical training places
  • Equipping the next generation of medical professionals
  • PROMOTING SOCIAL MOBILITY THROUGH OUR SIR DOUG ELLIS PATHWAY
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Our curriculum is patient-centred; it will help you to develop the core competencies in medicine, gain key teamwork skills and understand the workings of the internationally admired NHS (National Health Service). Find out more about the course and entry requirements for 2019 entry here.

We are partnered with a number of carefully selected NHS trusts and primary care providers who serve an exceptionally diverse range of communities and settings such as inner city areas, towns and rural locations. This means you will encounter a wide range of patients and experiences, giving you an excellent foundation for your future medical career. Learning how to recognise and manage a broad spectrum of conditions as well as understanding the importance of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team will give you a wider perspective of clinical practice. Find out more

Quality assurance
We have successfully completed several stages of the rigorous General Medical Council (GMC) approval process and have been approved for undergraduate recruitment starting in 2018. The GMC has now committed to undertaking a programme of further quality assurance, including annual visits and following the first cohort of students as they progress through their course until they graduate in 2023. Read more here

MBChB entry

In keeping with our vision of being a socially inclusive medical school, we aim to offer a minimum of 40% of our places each year to students who meet specified widening participation criteria; preference will be given to our local students including those who are on the Sir Doug Ellis Pathway to Healthcare Programme. Find out more.

Sir Doug Ellis Pathway to Healthcare Programme

In November 2016 we launched the Sir Doug Ellis Pathway to Healthcare Programme. Designed to prepare students to enter medical school and other healthcare professions at Aston or elsewhere, the programme is for students from across the Birmingham, Black Country (Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell and Wolverhampton) and Solihull regions; from non-traditional backgrounds (i.e. those who will be the first in their family to attend university, have been in receipt of free school meals etc.). Find out more.

There are currently no PhD studentships available for Aston Medical School, please check back regularly for updates. 

Established in 2014, AMRI was created with the purpose of promoting translational medicine and a culture of discovery-based research, to transform lives across the world by taking molecules to market.

Scientific discovery demands grit in the pursuit of difficult questions to find innovative solutions. Like leadership, translational medical research requires bringing purpose, people and passion under a common vision and is a celebration of teamwork.

Our specific research topics are maternal health, cardiovascular medicine, mental health and regenerative medicine.

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“We are very pleased indeed to be a partner in this truly exciting development for Birmingham. A second medical school for the second city will bring more leading edge expertise and health research into the area, and provide real benefit to people in the City with poorer health outcomes.The Trust looks forward to working with Aston University and  other partners to support local students to train as doctors and contribute to improving health in our communities.”

Dr Mark Newbold, Chief Executive
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust



“We welcome this ambitious plan to expand access to medical training to local children from the communities that we serve. We look forward to working with Aston University and others to build on our existing tradition of excellence in medical education.”
 

Toby Lewis, Chief Executive, Sandwell and West
Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust



“This partnership offers a unique and ground-breaking opportunity for local students who would otherwise not have the funding or financial capability to pursue a career in medicine. This benefits the students themselves as clinicians of the future, and also supports the local area through research to improve local outcomes.”

Dr Nick Harding, Chair, Sandwell & West
Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group



“Birmingham is a city of tremendous vitality and diversity and we are very pleased to support the development of a second medical school in the City. This development offers the opportunity to attract new and exciting local people into the medical profession, deliver new areas medical expertise and research focus and provide further opportunities to improve the health of our many communities.”

John Short, Chief Executive, Birmingham & Solihull
Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust



“Aston University has for many years been at the cutting edge of medical research and this latest project will further enhance its reputation. During my year as High Sheriff, I have made it my aim to shine a light on the innovations that make this region stand out and few projects are as ground-breaking as the launch of Aston Medical School. Not only is this a huge boost for students from hard to reach communities, but it will also create local doctors for the local area; improving the health and well-being of communities.”

Tim Watts, High Sheriff, West Midlands and Lifetime
President of Pertemps Network Group

More endorsements

The development of Aston Medical School offers an exciting opportunity for GPs to take part in a unique educational initiative, with the ambition to widen access to the medical profession and train students taken from hard to reach local communities.

Further information

Prof. Asif Ahmed, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Health and Executive Dean Aston Medical School 

We have attracted a team of high achieving staff from both clinical and research backgrounds. During your time with us you will learn from their real world experience and ground-breaking research. The wider team is made up of academic tutors and professors supported by administrative staff to ensure that you receive the support, knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to become a safe and caring doctor.
Find out more about job opportunities at Aston Medical School here.

Aston Medical School Taster Session

Are you a post-16 student interested in studying the MBChB at Aston Medical School in 2019?  Click here to sign up to our next taster session on Wednesday 12 September 2018, 11.30am – 2.15pm (3.00pm with tours).  

  • Meet our academics and find out about our curriculum
  • Speak to our admissions team for tips on applying to Aston Medical School
  • Ask any questions you have at our Q&A panel session
  • Take a campus tour.

Open day

Click here to pre-register to attend one of our open days taking place on Saturday 6 October and Saturday 3 November 2018.

  • Explore Aston University and Birmingham for yourself
  • Speak to lecturers and find out more about the course you want to study
  • Talk to current students about living and studying at Aston
  • Soak in the atmosphere and see what being an Aston student feels like.

Click here to find out more about our open days.

  • Frequently Asked Questions:You may find the answer to your question on our FAQ page
  • Email: medicalschool@aston.ac.uk
  • Telephone: For general enquiries +44 (0)121 204 3284 or for undergraduate admissions and recruitment +44 (0)121 204 3346
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  • Twitter: @AstonMedicine
  • Visit Aston: We run regular open days to give you the opportunity to visit our campus and find out first-hand what studying at Aston is really like. For dates and to book your place visit www.aston.ac.uk/opendays. You will also have the opportunity to take a campus tour should you be invited to interview.
  • Meet us in your country: Aston University staff travel internationally to meet prospective students in their own country. Take a look and find out when our next visit near you is scheduled 
  • International web pages: Discover more about Aston University on our web pages for international students.
  • Media information: For the latest Aston University news and how to contact our press team, visit our news pages.

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