This profile of Lincoln highlights this medical school's entry requirements, typical offers, student numbers, competition ratios, teaching and learning methods, course structure, demographics and history.
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Lincoln Medical School took on its first cohort of students in 2019, making it one of the newest courses in the UK. The five-year, integrated programme is delivered in collaboration with the University of Nottingham, with full accreditation from the GMC. The course is predominantly taught at the University of Lincoln's Brayford Pool campus, delivering new medical school buildings in 2021 equipped with lecture theatres, laboratories, simulation facilities, and a prosection anatomy suite. Students gain a BMedSci degree in their third year at Lincoln.
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Lincoln medical school establishment date: 2019
Years of course: 5
Total medical students: 175
Average year cohort: 87.5
Region: East Midlands
A Level typical offer:AAA
Advanced Higher typical offer:AA
IB typical offer:36 points
A Levels must include Biology (or Human Biology) and Chemistry, with a pass in science practical tests where these are assessed independently.
Note: Lincole does not use predicted A Level grades and do not score A levels, AS levels, or equivalent as part of our selection process. However, any offers made will be conditional on meeting the A level requirements.
GCSE results must include 6 subjects at grade 7 (A), with grade 6 (B) in English Language.
Must include Biology, Chemistry and Physics as either individual subjects, triple science or double science.
GCSE subjects may include Maths and English.
GCSE resits are not accepted.
Advanced subjects must include Biology and Chemistry.
Scottish Higher subjects must include Biology and Chemistry, Maths and English Language.
Grade A must be achieved in Biology and Chemistry.
National 5 results must achieve at least AAAAAA with 5 qualifications including the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Maths and English Language.
IB applicants must achieve 6,6,6 at Higher level including Biology and Chemistry.
Excludes core components.
English language is required at either standard level (grade 6) or higher level (grade 5).
As explained on the university website: "We make contextual offers for our five-year medicine courses – A100 and A10L. This offer will be conditional on you making Nottingham your firm choice." Applicants eligible for the Widening Participation Flag may be accepted with predicated grades of AAB with at least one A in either Biology or Chemistry or IB - 35 (6,6,5 at Higher Level including 6 in either Biology or Chemistry, excluding core component) and may be given a corresponding lower contextual offer following interview.
For uniform comparison of medical student admissions each year across all UK medical schools, we rely on annual reports from the Office for Students (OfS) entitled 'Medical and dental intakes'.
Lincoln is a recently established medical school, where complete data on student numbers over five years is not yet available.
|Admission year||Total students admitted this year||Home places||International places|
|100 students in this cohort||100 Home students||0 International students|
|75 students in this cohort||75 Home students||0 International students|
Competition ratio data reported here is from the 2019-20 admissions cycle, as confirmed by MedSchoolGenie Freedom of Information (FOI) requests from this period.
Please note: Due to ongoing impact of Covid-19 since March 2020, UK medical schools have not yet released competition ratio data for the 2020-21 admissions cycle. Applicants should keep in mind that coronavirus-related lockdowns and other restrictions affected the entire UK education sector, so competition ratios were most likely distorted during 2020-21. MedSchoolGenie will update here when further competition data becomes available.
Applicant percentages of success
From reported competition ratios, it's possible to calculate percentages of success at various stages of the application process.
Numbers of applicants competing in latest admissions cycle
Based on reported numbers of applicants securing places, we can use competition ratios to estimate how many applicants have been competing at each stage of the most recent admissions cycle.
Please note: Estimates of competition factors from 2020 onwards may be less reliable than in previous years because UK medical schools have not yet reported competition ratios for the 2020-21 admissions cycle. MedSchoolGenie will update here when more recent data on competition ratios becomes available.
Students apply to the University of Nottingham and choose the Lincoln pathway.
Faculty from Nottingham and Lincoln involved in medical student education.
Early interaction with patients.
As explained in its overview of teaching methods, "teaching and learning methods used on the Medicine programmes take many different forms. Examples of these include anatomy sessions, case-based learning, clinical relevance sessions, clinical skills sessions, eLearning, lab sessions, lectures, placements, practical classes, self-study, seminars, and tutorials."
As explained in discussion of intercalation on this medical school's website, "We do not offer intercalating as part of this course (where a student takes a year out of their medical studies to complete a second degree) as the BMedSci is integrated into the course structure. However students do have an option to suspend their studies after their BMedSci to take a Masters or PhD degree before completing their BMBS."
The first year at Lincoln introduces students to the scientific and professional basis of Medicine, covering the respiratory, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular systems. Biomedical skills are fostered through teaching on anatomy, radiology, and imaging.
The second year at Lincoln continues on themes of the first year, expanding into study of the nervous, endocrine, and gastrointestinal systems. Challenging ethical scenarios are used to give students a grounding in clinical Medicine.
Students undertake a supervised research project in their third year at Lincoln, alongside a research methods module, culminating in a BMedSci. Topics include cancer, developmental neuroscience, and respiratory medicine. Students progress to the clinical phase of the course after completing their BMedSci.
Years four and five:
The final two years of the course at Lincoln are based around six week clinical placements at teaching hospitals and primary care centres. The course concludes with a six week medical assistantship to prepare students for foundation training.
This chart highlights gender and disability data reported by Lincoln to the General Medical Council (GMC), which has compiled this information into spreadsheets as part of its medical school annual return (MSAR) data sets.
Please note this data is retrospective, and that future numbers can vary from preceding years.
As a new medical school, Lincoln has not yet reported demographics data.
Lincoln is a new medical school, where the first student cohort commenced studies in 2019.