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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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Summary overview: 

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:

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East Midlands

Subject prerequisites:

Biology (strictly required)
Chemistry (strictly required)

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IB typical offer:
36 points

General teaching method:

Anatomy teaching:

Intercalation mode:
Optional intercalation

Entry requirements

Work experience expectations:

Work experience is not expected from March 2020, due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Admissions test: UCAT

Points awarded for both the UCAT and GCSE’s.
Points awarded for each section of the UCAT + SJT.
Lincoln is less competitive, the points required to receive an interview are lower than Nottingham.

Personal statement usage:

The personal statement is read but not scored.
The personal statement and reference are assessed after interview, before issuing offers.

Interview type: MMI

Candidates are assessed on: Communication and listening skills, understanding of professional issues such as teamwork, and an understanding of allied health professions.
Candidates rotate through eight stations.

Coursework subjects expected: Biology (strictly required), Chemistry (strictly required)

For more details about subjects expected by this medical school, see the notes below regarding typical offers.

Typical offers

A Level typical offer: AAA

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 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 Higher typical offer: AA

Advanced subjects must include Biology and Chemistry.

Scottish Higher typical offer: AAAAB

Scottish Higher subjects must include Biology and Chemistry, Maths and English Language.
Grade A must be achieved in Biology and Chemistry.

National 5 requirements:

National 5 results must achieve at least AAAAAA with 5 qualifications including the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Maths and English Language.

International Baccalaureate typical offer: 36 points

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).

Notes about Widening Access:

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.

Total students and cohort sizes at UK medical schools

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.

Total medical students: 175 Total years of course: 5 Years data reports available: 2 Average cohort per year: 87.5 Percentage of Home students in latest cohort: 100.0% Percentage of International students in latest cohort: 0.0%
Recent cohort admissions data: 
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 data

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.

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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.

Total number of all applicants in latest admissions cycle: 400
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Not specified

Teaching and learning

Predominant teaching style: Integrated

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."

Anatomy teaching method: Prosection Intercalation mode: Optional intercalation

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."

Overview of course structure

Year one:
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.
Year two:
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.
Year three:
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.

Reported demographics

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.

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Medical school history

Lincoln is a new medical school, where the first student cohort commenced studies in 2019.

Medical school location

Lincoln Medical School (Nottingham Pathway A10L)
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom
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