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University of Oxford Medical School continues to outperform the rest of the UK's medical schools.

99% of all University of Oxford Medical School graduates are satisfied with the quality of their course, according to the latest figures from the 2014 National Student Survey.

The Oxford BM BHc (Hons) Medicine course tops the league tables for student satisfaction for the second year running, followed closely by medical schools at Keele (96%), Brighton and Sussex (96%), Exeter (96%) and Queen Mary University of London (95%).

The online National Student Survey is offered to recent graduates from all UK higher education degree courses, covering employment, course and accommodation costs, study information and satisfaction.

Based on the 22 satisfaction-related questions answered one (definitely disagree) to five (definitely agree) by respondents, The University of Oxford’s mean satisfaction score in 2014 for medicine is 4.66, with 86% of students answering ‘definitely agree’ to the question ‘overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course’. This was significantly higher than other UK medical schools included in the survey.

Dr Tim Lancaster, Director of Clinical Studies, Oxford Medical School, said: ‘I am delighted that once again Oxford has achieved the highest student satisfaction ratings of all UK medical schools, and am deeply grateful to the teachers who have contributed to this result. The GMC’s National Training Survey shows that Oxford graduates also report above average levels of preparedness for undertaking Foundation posts, and recent data from Membership examinations of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Practitioners show that Oxford graduates as a whole reach high levels of achievement  in both written and clinical examinations. Delivering graduates who can provide service of the highest quality to the NHS is a key goal of undergraduate medical education, and all these indicators suggest that Oxford is meeting that goal ‘

See more results for Oxford in the National Student Survey. 


Text compiled by Dan Richards-Doran. See related item on Nuffield Department of Primary Health Care website.