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New European Bachelor of Medicine programme begins

Published: 23 September 2013

The first cohort of students on the ground-breaking European Bachelor of Medicine programme – the BM(EU) – have arrived in Southampton after a two day induction in Kassel in central Germany.

Nineteen students spent two days in Kassel meeting staff at the Kassel School of Medicine and their mentors at Klinikum Kassel, where they will be based from 2015. They also spent time getting to know the city and University as well as Klinikum Kassel itself.

Over 180 applications were received for the first year of the programme and around 60 were shortlisted to attend a selection day in July. Of the successful applicants, two already live in the UK and the rest are from across Germany.

BM(EU) students will study alongside students on the five-year programme - the BM5 - for Years 1 and 2 before returning to Kassel for the majority of their final three years. They will undertake the same assessments as BM5 students and on graduation will receive provisional registration from the GMC. Successful completion of a Foundation Year in Kassel will lead to full registration.

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