The University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, including Hull York Medical School, is making a valuable contribution to the health of the region and beyond. Our graduates are instrumental in helping to build the cohesive workforce required by the NHS to deliver the highest standard of healthcare in its 70th anniversary year and for the future.
Professor Jomeen said:
“By training skilled healthcare professionals who will be able to improve outcomes for their patients on a daily basis, we can help to address healthcare shortages, support our local hospitals and drive improvements to healthcare for the region and beyond.”
This Summer the University’s largest ever cohort of 238 nursing students graduated and is already providing a boost to the NHS – with around 70% working for local health services and hospitals.
The ceremony also saw the graduation of the Faculty of Health Sciences’ first cohort of graduate Operating Department Practitioners – the healthcare professionals who are caring for patients before, during and after surgery.
More than 120 medical students from Hull York Medical School graduated, marking the 10th anniversary of the school’s first graduating class and bringing the total number of doctors trained since the school was founded to more than 1500.
And this number is set to increase: the medical school was awarded an additional 90 places as a result of the Department of Health’s initiative to expand the number of medical school places in England. This represents a 69% increase in places – from 130 home places available in 2017 to 220 in 2019.
This follows an increase in the number of places to study adult nursing. The Faculty of Health Sciences secured an additional 50 places for this degree course, bringing the total number of places to study for a nursing degree to 375.
Professor Una Macleod, Dean of Hull York Medical School, which is a joint partnership between the Universities of Hull and York, said:
“We are committed to raising aspirations and supporting and encouraging young people who wish to pursue a career in medicine and just this year have launched a new Medicine with a Gateway Year Programme to enable local students to fulfil their dream of becoming doctors and will welcome our first cohort of students to this programme in 2019.”