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Article by Sarah Hamilton-Walker | 26th June 2018

Kent's First-Ever Medical School Coming to Canterbury

Government and Health Education England (HEE) has confirmed a joint bid by the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University for funded places to establish a medical school has been successful.

As the county’s first-ever medical school, it will bring together the existing centres of excellence in health and medical education provided by the two universities, and local healthcare organisations, to offer a new model of patient-focused medical education.

The medical school will also be an essential part of the solution for recruiting and retaining medical professionals for the region.

Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of Canterbury Christ Church University, and Professor Karen Cox, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Kent, said: “We are delighted that our joint bid for establishing the county’s first medical school has been successful.

“Our ambition is to develop a school that will become a beacon for first class medical education and research, and the first choice for all those aspiring to achieve excellence in person-centred medical care in the UK. We remain confident that, by providing distinctive, socially diverse and insightful graduates, the Kent and Medway Medical School will enable, influence and drive changes within the clinical workforce to deliver high quality healthcare across the region.”

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