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Set within the North Haugh science campus, our state of the art School of Medicine building is perfectly located for inter-disciplinary collaborative research and teaching. A short walk from the historic Old Course and picturesque East Sands, the school offers unbeatable access to the best that St Andrews has to offer.

We regularly recruit for both teaching and research and are always keen to hear from people that may be interested in getting involved with the Undergraduate program by becoming a volunteer or simulated patient. Our current vacancies and information on the volunteer and simpatient program can be found below.



External Tutors

Our External Tutors site will allow you to access current relevant teaching documents, timetables and necessary admin forms. It will provide short biographies and links to University teaching staff you may meet in the clinical environment and introduce you to the background administrative staff.

The three year course in St Andrews leads to a BSc Honours degree in medical science after which our students move on to a partner medical school to complete a further 3 years training and completion of a M.B.ChB. The course follows an integrated spiral curriculum closely interweaving the strands of structure and function of the body with a clinical strand. This format highlights to the students the relevance of the basic sciences, clinical and communication skills training to the practice of medicine. After graduating from St Andrews the student will enter the third year at their partner medical school.

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Simulated and Volunteer patients


The Simulated Patient programme provides an introductory experience for students to practise clinical and communication skills.
Simpatients will play the part of patients for students to interact with which helps to provide a more authentic learning experience

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Volunteer Patients

Volunteer Patients are individuals, living with a condition, who meet with small groups of medical students in an informal setting in order to enhance the quality of medical training. As experts of their own condition, students can learn what it is like to live with their symptoms.

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