Peninsula is one of the newest medical schools in the UK, taking in it's first cohort in 2002. This means there is plenty of enthusiasm from both teaching clinicians and patients.
A few photo's to give you a flavour of this part of England!
Loads! Each locality has a brilliant Medsoc, there will be plenty of nights out to choose from, from Bin Bag balls to Pub Crawls! Or if you prefer a quieter drink we can recommend good English pubs and bars in each city.
There is also lots to do if you like the outdoors. Not only are there stunning beaches very close to all three cities, there is also some pretty amazing geography too. Walk or pony trek to explore Dartmoor if you are based in Exeter or Plymouth; or there are miles of cornish coastal path to choose from if you are based in Truro.
Take a sailing trip or fishing trip from Plymouth Harbour.
Visit Lands End at the westernmost tip of Cornwall, or visit the Minack Theatre, an open air theatre which is always showing something good.
And of course there are plenty of good things to eat and drink. Devon is renowned for its delicious cream teas and fresh cider (known as 'Scrumpy' to the locals). And Cornwall is home to the Cornish Pasty (although you can get Pasties in Devon and cream teas and cider in Cornwall). All of these MUST be tried when you are here.
All the Hospitals in the Peninsula are large teaching hospitals.
Being a new medical school our course has been designed specifically to develop students to meet the challenges facing health care in the new century.
At the moment the incoming exchange student will undertake a special study module in a subject. These special study modules are designed to be studied in depth beyond that of the BMBS course.
Previous subjects we have been able to offer include;
Radiology Emergency medicine Plastic surgery Trauma and orthopedics Dermatology Urology Cariology Endocinology
Please note these subjects are for example only, when you are accepted we will contact you with the subjects we can offer you.
At Peninsula we house you in the house of an outgoing student, you will be living with their housemates. This does mean you will be expected to help out which might entail a little bit of house keeping. In some circumstances we have to provide you with hospital accomodation, you will be informed of this upon being accepted.
We provide you with pocket money to buy your own food which you can then cook and prepare in your student house.
Previously we have organised trips to Dartmoor, surfing lessons in Newquay and excursions to local cities such as Exeter. We do recomment that you are prepared to travel, the south west is big and we have students in three cities, we want you to see as much as possible! When you are accepted for an exchange with us we encourage you to let us know what you would like to do so we can incoporate this into our activity plan.
You must arrive before the first day of your exchange! We also expect that you stay until the last day, unless there is an emergency. If you cannot comply with this then we will not be able to host you.
The airports in London have good transport links by bus and train to the South West.
If you are looking to fly into a closer airport we recommend Bristol or Bournemouth airports.
Exeter also have an international airport although there are less destinations available from this airport.
There is a very good and scenic (but direct) train line from London Paddington. To look at times and prices and to book go here
Look up national coach transport go here
For local buses look here
You can also use this website to plan local journeys here
We have a very mixed climate in the UK. In September when you are on exchange here you may see beautiful warm sunny days along with long periods of rain and wind, it is best to be prepared for anything!
Here is a link to the complete exchange conditions for the UK:
The individual requirements for Peninsula are listed below:
Application documents & deadline
'Please not that documents required may change depending on which city you will be working in.'
Completed AF Letter(s) of Motivation 4 Passport photos Photocopy of passport English Language Certificate (Compulsory for all students): IELTS/TOEFL or a copy of any language exams taken in your University 2 Academic references* Academic transcript* Proof of registration at medical school* Confirmaton of Indemnity insurance (see'Insurance' below) Peninsula's own application form (this will be sent to you once we have received your online AF) Peninsula Health Questionnaire (this will be sent to you once we have received your online AF) Documentary Evidence of Immunisation status of Hepitatis B, Tetanus, Polio, TB, Mumps, Measles, Varicella and Rubella. Criminal Records Evidence
All documents should be translated into English where possible.
At the moment we are only accepting EU students. No visa is required.
Insurance Health insurance and medical liability insurance are MANDATORY. Medical liability insurance can be provided for free by the Medical Protection Society (MPS) in the UK. Forms can be found on the NEO yahoogroups in the UK section of the additional documents file or on their website (www.mps.org.uk) under 'Overseas student membership'. The forms must be filled in and sent to the following address:
Questions: Email: email@example.com or Phone: +44(0)8459000022
Any questions or feedback email: LEO Peninsula