Accredited by NCFE, an Ofqual authorised awarding bodyThis innovative medical foundation course, in partnership with Doctrina Partnerships, is designed for students seeking a degree in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and other health science fields including Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacology. Over the years, the IFG Medical Foundation has achieved an extraordinarily high level of success in progressing students into UK medical and dental schools. IFG students have progressed to the University of Buckingham, UCLan, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), St. George’s University in Grenada, the University of Nicosia Medical School, and the medical and dental schools of the University of Cyprus.
The IFG Medical Foundation also helps students prepare for the medical entrance exams of some of the EU universities such as Charles University in Prague and Semmelweis University in Hungary.
On the successful completion of the IFG Medical Foundation, the student can follow a pathway to medical degrees and related programmes in the UK, Europe, and the Caribbean. While studying at IFG the students receive one-to-one advice on course options and the application & interview process.
The international medical foundation programme helps students to acquire the knowledge base, academic and practical skills necessary for study at degree level. It provides an understanding of how the human body works through a study of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. It also introduces the study of some elements of pathology, microbiology, virology and parasitology, genetics and public health.
The medical foundation programme has been developed with an appreciation of the specific requirements of medical and dental schools. One example of this is using problem based learning in some parts of the syllabus where students learn from the study of specific cases – a method of teaching used increasingly in UK medical schools.
There is a strong emphasis on developing learning skills and approaches in preparation for higher education study. The final module, Investigations in Life Sciences, offers students the opportunity to carry out their own research project, introducing the research skills required at undergraduate level. Students graduating from the course are well equipped with the skills and attributes required for degree level study.