King’s College London

The intercalated BSc in Primary Care is an exciting opportunity for medical students to engage further with a general practice clinical experience whilst also studying aspects of primary care in more depth and undertaking a research project.

It aims to inspire doctors and health care leaders of the future and give an excellent generalist grounding to students planning a career in both general practice and other medical careers, equipping them with the skills necessary to lead integrated and innovative care.

  • The clinical aspect will provide practical opportunities to improve clinical and consultation skills.
  • Focus on quality improvement, leadership, teamwork, as well as motivational interviewing skills which will be highly valuable for future careers.
  • Encouraged to run own ‘health improvement’ clinics.
  • Leadership skills will be mentored, coached and developed, linking the theory with practical experience.
  • Opportunities to apply leadership in practice.
  • Wide range of research projects available from within the School of Population Health and Environment Sciences.
  • Our iBSc journal club will discuss seminal and relevant research papers to expand medical knowledge.
  • Supported towards writing research papers, posters and presentations at conferences
  • Opportunities to learn more about healthcare systems in the UK and globally, history of the NHS, health inequalities and to develop teaching skills.

The programme is divided into three components: a clinical placement, taught modules and a research project and dissertation.

The course is run by King’s Undergraduate Medical Education in the Community (KUMEC) and the School of Population Health, which involves collaboration with the Departments of Global Health, Physiotherapy and Primary Care Research.

Entry requirements

External students must have first time passes for years 1 and 2 and all SSCs.

For more information please see Kings College London’s intercalation page:

Closing date

1st March 2021