Entry Requirements

  • Medical degree recognised by the UK General Medical Council, current registration with GMC is not a requirement. Must be Recognised by World Directory of Medical Schools and registrable in country that the degree was awarded. New validation system proposed by General Osteopathic Council ( PSV) to validate past qualifications likely to apply for 2019. Please check whether this might apply to you, usually for non UK graduate and those not registered with the GMC. Cost is likely to be £200-250 payable by applicant to the course.

    Copy of Primary Medical Degree certificate

    Medical Registration Details, country of medical register, Name of Register, number of registration. Date of entry onto register. if on more than one medical register in any country in the world, all must be declared. If you have left a register, date and reason for leaving register. Any conditions or investigations must be declared whether current or in any time in the past. If you have never been on a medical register, to state reason for this. See application form.

    Details of other non medical professional registers, with same details as per medical register stated in paragraph above. See application form.

    Full Curriculum Vitae since medical degree, and all posts held and explanation for any gaps in career

    General medical postgraduate experience

    Experience of musculoskeletal medicine is an advantage but not essential.

    Satisfactory references from at least two sources, and the college may contact any person or organisation a student has worked with in the past.

    IT skills to use e-mail and internet and all Microsoft Office software, and access to email and internet outside college.

    Able to access and use cloud storage systems such as One Drive and shared calendars to access college documents and program, and emails systems. For students who do not have these skills please ensure that you acquire these skills prior to starting on the course.

    Indemnity insurance cover appropriate for the college clinic absolute requirement prior to clinic commencing

    Satisfactory UK DBS check funded by the potential student. If student has to apply for a student visa then this includes the equivalent of a DBS check in their home country.

    If English is not your first language you need to achieve level 7 on IELTS academic.

    If you are a Non EU National then you will need to contact the Visa and Immigration UK about visa requirements. The London College of Osteopathic Medicine has Tier 4 and Highly Trusted Status with UK Immigration. With Brexit it is unclear about potential need for visa for EU students post Brexit. If you think this may affect you ask the college for latest information.

    Students have to agree to abide by the college and clinic regulations. Please ask for regulations on enquiry to the course.

    Students are required to sign the declaration and complete the application form. Please note if you have any health problem or disability you must inform the college on application, this will allow the college to discuss with you how we are able to meet your needs, and whether this might affect your work as an osteopath.

    Students must declare any past or ongoing investigations by any professional body at time of application, or significant complaints into their professional practice. Failure to do so may result in student being discharged from the course. If you are unsure about whether something should be declared to the college you must share this with us.

    Application Process

    If you are unsure about whether the course is suitable for you, or whether you meet our entry criteria our admissions advisor is Dr Ghulam Adel.

    An informal visit to the college to see the methods of training and discuss career plans with members of the faculty by prior arrangement is recommended.

    Application should be made, as early as possible before intended admission, on the College's form available as a download from the website. Depending on individual factors some applicants may be assessed for competence in English Language and basic clinical skills which should be done prior to making an application.