Clinical Skills

The MBChB clinical skills are taught by a dedicated team in state of the art skills labs. We run small group sessions which allow the tutors to provide you with personal feedback on your development and use pre-course e-learning and iPad interactive teaching methods to enhance the learning experience. Lifelike manikins allow the student to practice clinical skills prior to attempting them on patients. 

We are very proud to be the only hospital base to offer the Royal College of Surgeons, Basic Surgical Skills Course to all our medical students.

Developed exclusively for medical students, this highly interactive course will teach you how to safely perform basic surgical procedures. Working with animal tissue, simulations and a variety of jigs, you will develop essential core skills within a workshop environment.

After attending this course, you should be able to practice a range of essential surgical procedures, including: 

  • Gowning and gloving
  • Knot tying
  • Handling instruments
  • Suturing techniques
  • Local anaesthetic techniques and skin lesions 

In addition to the teaching the Clinical Education Team organise and run revision and exams for students and our open door policy provides easy access to learner support.


Clinical Skills in action



Meet the Team

undergraduate promotion

We are always keen to meet prospective students interested in completing their clinical years at Preston. We can be found at the Manchester University open days on the medical admissions stand. 


We attend schools and colleges, along with a selection of our students to give talks on studying medicine with us. If you have an event that you would like us to attend please contact the Clinical Skills Manager.


Each year we run Medical Career Taster Days where students can experience the life of a medical student at Preston. Dates will be advertised on the MBChB page and on Health Academy social media.