Anglia Ruskin University, in collaboration with our healthcare partners, is opening Essex’s first undergraduate School of Medicine. The General Medical Council (GMC) has accepted the medical education programme onto its rigorous quality assurance programme*, meaning we officially have School of Medicine status.
Last year it was announced that the Government would fund an additional 1,500 training places through medical schools each year.
The consultation plan for the allocation of places closed in June 2017 and the government’s consultation response has been published.
Our region has particular issues around primary care, with an ageing GP workforce and – more generally – we face under-recruitment in a number of specialties.
Therefore, we are bidding for a number of these places and, if successful, the first students will start their degree in September 2018*. We aspire to recruit a significant number of students from the East of England**.
Construction of the new School of Medicine building at our Chelmsford campus, including specialist teaching facilities, is well under way. View construction progress and find out more on the state-of-the-art facilities of the £20 million School building.
*Subject to Higher Education Funding Council for England funded places and the successful progression of the MBChB course through the General Medical Council’s rigorous quality assurance programme.
**Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and the North East London boroughs.
Mrs Jo Colbert
Project Manager, School of Medicine