Undergraduate education at Epsom Hospital

Located on the second floor of Wells Wing, the Undergraduate Medical Education Centre at Epsom Hospital combines student teaching rooms with administrative offices and communal student areas.

The centre is located next to the library and the Postgraduate Medical Education Centre, which combined, allow students to benefit from a variety of study and learning opportunities.

The centre comprises of:

  • Two teaching rooms

  • Seminar room for 30 people

  • Two bedside teaching areas with extensive array of clinical equipment like models, suturing and blood taking

  • Full access to postgraduate medical centre teachings and medical library facilities

  • Dedicated medical student computer room

  • Undergraduate information office and educational team offices

  • Clinical teaching fellow office

  • Refreshment and communal area

  • Dedicated locker bays.

St George's University of London

The Trust is proud of its strong affiliation with St George's University of London Medical School and its committed approach of clinical educational training for both 4yr and 5yr MBBS students.

Epsom currently accept third, fourth and fifth year students for attachments in general medicine, general surgery, obstetric and gynaecology, paediatrics and orthopaedic surgery.

Imperial College London

Students enrolled with the Imperial College medical programme complete three-weekly attachments in general medicine and emergency medicine (A&E).

Accommodation is available to all Imperial College students on placement. Any residential query should be directed in the first instance to the undergraduate co-ordinator.

International students

We are proud of our historic educational affiliation with the American University of the Caribbean (AUC) Medical School. We currently accept students who have passed their USMLE Part 1 exams and who wish to receive clinical training and educational support for rotations in internal medicine, general surgery, OBGYN, paediatrics and psychiatry. Students who request their training through the medical school, can choose to do all cores or part cores as well as complete short-electives in the UK. According to AUC Medical School statistics, students who have completed part or all core training in the UK have a 10% higher match rate for residency. For more information about our dedicated educational curriculum and support services for international students, please contact Claire Potter on claire.potter1@nhs.net.

Students who chose to complete their clinical core rotations with us follow the following curriculum:

  • Internal medicine: 12 weeks 

  • General surgery: 12 weeks 

  • Paediatrics: 6 weeks 

  • OBGYN: 6 weeks 

  • Psychiatry: 6 weeks.

After the core rotations, students have the option to complete various clinical attachments (length varies between three and eight weeks) within the following specialities:

Elective students

Due to implications of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are currently unable to consider ad-hoc elective placements for non-contracted medical students, so sadly we are unable to review any new applications at this time.

Please note that due to the United Kingdom leaving the EU and the likely requirement for a student visa, we are unable to consider electives for students outside of the UK from 2021 and once the programme restarts.

We don’t yet have a guaranteed restart date, so will update this page with new information as it becomes available.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Work experience programme

Our Epsom Undergraduate Education Centre manages the pre-medical student experience known locally as 'work experience' which offers budding future medical students with the opportunity to observe and shadow doctors and clinical sessions within a supervised and structured programme. For more information, please see visit the work experience section of our website.

Key contacts

Claire Potter, Undergraduate Coordinator, Epsom
Tel: 01372 73 5203
Email: claire.potter1@nhs.net

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