All lectures and practicals are provided centrally in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre and Department of Anatomy, Genetics and Physiology.
At St Anne’s at tutorial level Dr Helen Christian teaches Organization of the Body, Neuroscience and Systems Physiology, Dr David Meredith teaches Physiology and Pharmacology and Dr David Harris Biochemistry. Dr Lindsay McGuinness teaches Basic Neuroscience and synaptic plasticity and integrative physiology. Dr Francis Szele specializes in Neuroscience and developmental biology. Tutorials are taught in groups of four.
St Anne’s has an excellent science library, and several copies of the latest editions of the major textbooks required for the course are available, as well as Clarissa the skeleton! Facilities for online literature access, important in particular during the third-year Final Honours Medical Sciences Course, are also excellent.
The undergraduate and graduate medicine students at St Anne’s are a supportive and friendly group who gather together regularly for organized social events.
In addition, the St Anne’s Biomedical and Biochemistry Society organize academic events, hosting seminars for both invited speakers and undergraduate finalists who present their own laboratory research projects.
For the Doctor and Patient course, St Anne’s undergraduates are trained by two excellent local GPs, Dr Heidi Luckhirst (Kidlington) and Dr Mark Wallace (Kidlington). Undergraduates gain experience in interviewing patients and receive feedback on their communication skills.
Medicine undergraduates are able to obtain travel grants to further their medical experience during the vacations (recently grants have supported trips by undergraduates to work at Aids Clinics in Kenya and Malawi, gain hospital experience in South Korea and South Africa and volunteer in orphanages in Bulgaria. Undergraduates can also compete for Vacation Laboratory studentships to allow them to work on laboratory projects in Oxford or elsewhere in the UK.
St Anne’s medicine undergraduates can apply to remain in Oxford for Clinical medicine training at the John Radcliffe Hospital or transfer to medical schools elsewhere. St Anne’s Medicine graduates go on to train in a wide range of Medical Specialities.