Bachelor of Medical Sciences

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A Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honours) (BMedSci, BMedSc, BMSc, BSci(Med) or Bachelor of Medical Sciences is an undergraduate academic degree awarded after four years of collegiate study in medicine. Medical science graduates learn in depth about the human body; developing skills and knowledge on how the human body functions and how it reacts to disease and the drugs that are used to treat disease. It is possible for medical students to take an additional year that involves medical research that allows them to be conferred honours (BMedSc(Hons)) but this usually requires a high grade point average. Graduates may enter a diverse range of roles including post-graduate studies, clinical medicine, academic research, biotech, pharmaceutical industry and broader consulting roles.


In Australia, the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSc) degree is offered by Griffith University,[1] University of New South Wales,[2] University of Sydney,[3] Monash University,[4] Australian National University,[5] University of Western Sydney,[6] University of Newcastle,[7] Flinders University,[8] Charles Sturt University, [9] Macquarie University [10] and Central Queensland University.[11]


At the University of Western Ontario, BMSc is a four-year degree offered by the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. It is differentiated from a BSc due to the advanced medical sciences orientation of the courses offered such as Anatomy and Pharmacology.[12]


In India, BMSc is an undergraduate degree offered by top universities like Panjab University, Punjabi University and the Indian Institutes of Technology.

United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, the Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree can be awarded in three situations; firstly as a standalone 3-year qualification, secondly, as a consequence of taking an extra year during a medical or dental course (termed intercalating), or thirdly as a standard part of a medical degree without any additional years of study. In the third situation, the value of a Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree is lessened, at least according to the British body which manages first jobs for new medical graduates, as an additional year of study is not undertaken.[13] Regardless of the way in which this degree is obtained, a research project typically forms a large component of the degree as well as formal teaching in human biology.

Bachelor of Medical Sciences degrees are awarded as a standalone 3-year course by the University of Exeter,[14] University of Birmingham,[15] the University of Sheffield,[16] Bangor University,[17] Oxford Brookes University,[18] De Montfort University,[19] and the University of St Andrews.[20]

Medical schools which award an intercalated Bachelor of Medical Sciences after an additional year of study are Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry,[21] the University of Birmingham,[22] the University of Dundee,[23] the University of Edinburgh [24] the University of Aberdeen and the University of Sheffield.[25] The University of Nottingham[26] and the University of Southampton[27] award the degree as a standard part of their undergraduate medicine courses without an additional year of study (students must undertake a research project).


In Egypt, the bachelor of medical sciences is awarded after four years of study in addition to an internship year in which interns are trained in multiple public and university hospitals.

The degree is offered in five universities in Egypt: October 6 University,[28] Misr University for Science and Technology,[29] Pharos University in Alexandria,[30] Beni-Suef University[31] and Menoufia University.[32] Faculties of applied medical sciences offer various disciplines for students to choose from, including medical laboratories, radiology and medical imaging, therapeutic nutrotion, and biomedical equipment.

In 2015, the Central Authority For Organization and Administration (CAOA) granted the holders of the bachelor of medical sciences the title of "specialist" in the corresponding specialty.


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