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The Worst UK Medical School 2019

Are you thinking about going to Medical School in the UK? Maybe you are an international student and you are considering where is the best place to study Medicine? Well the lists are out, the students have voted and here you can find the Medical Schools that may be better to avoid!

Can’t Get No . . . Satisfaction!

Lets start with Student satisfaction. We all know it is much easier to learn and perform at your best when you are in a university that supports you. Unfortunately it appears to be a fairly common occurrence that students will often have lectures cancelled at short notice. Normally this is when you arrive at the lecture hall. That is after they have travelled across the city to get to the lecture.

Students that struggle can often be told the reason they failed is simply because they did not study hard enough. With little support over and above that. If you struggle with a specific topic it is completely up to you to find the information that you need. This is of course all fairly standard in medical school.

So let’s take a look at how the UK medical schools compare when it comes to student satisfaction in 2019.

With a score of 3.47 out of 5, Kings College London received the lowest score for Student Satisfaction in 2019. This was closely followed by Nottingham with 3.61 and then Warwick with 3.63. Just above this was Cambridge with a score of 3.81.

These scores are compared with a number of factors and sources. Please be aware that these scores may also reflect the university as a whole and not just the medical school.

The Winner of the Worst Medical School of 2019 goes to:

The Guardian scored Kings Collage just 42.2 out of 100 in it’s overall score for medical schools in the UK. The only institution that was ranked lower was Warwick however it is showing as no course available which may mean the data is not comparable. Kings has very low satisfaction from students across the board but largely with feedback.

Not being considered:

Something that is not counted in the figures for universities that maybe should be is suicides. Medical students and Junior doctors have a very high suicide rate. Often these factors have very little to do with the universities themselves and maybe the only way to reduce this would mean creating students that were not able to learn on their own. However as the rates are so high it would be interesting to see if specific universities have considerably lower rates and if there is a reason for it.

Final Word

UK universities are some of the best in the world and UK medical schools are kept under quite a tight leash when it comes to the GMC. Therefore actually most of the medical schools are quite similar and while there may technically be a ‘worst’ medical school, there are many very happy students that would strongly recommend the medical school they went to.

If you would like further information then you can check out the Guardian article here with some of the information I have used for the above.

Or if you are considering which medical school to go to, make sure to check out this page on the student rooms which has Pro’s and Con’s of most UK medical schools.