Hull York Medical School will welcome its largest ever intake next week as 257 students embark on their journeys to becoming outstanding doctors.
There will be 235 students joining the Medical School’s MB BS Medicine programme. While an additional 22 students will join the school’s new Medicine with a Gateway Year Programme – a widening participation initiative which aims to provide an opportunity for those students who do not meet the standard entry requirements of the five year MB BS programme to fulfil their dream of becoming doctors.
This increase in medicine students follows the Department of Health initiative to expand the number of medical school places in England. This initiative resulted in Hull York Medical School being awarded an additional 90 places – a 70% increase in places and the largest award of existing medical schools in the UK.
Professor Una Macleod, Dean, is looking forward to welcoming students. She said: “Hull York Medical School was established in 2003 in response to the need to address the acute shortage of doctors, particularly GPs, within the Yorkshire region. Since then we have trained over 1600 doctors.
“These doctors are now working as GPs, and hospital consultants within the region and beyond and many are returning to us as tutors, inspiring the next generation of Hull York medics. As we prepare to welcome our largest ever intake of medicine students my colleagues and I are looking forward to working with them to ensure they develop as confident, compassionate, exceptional doctors who are able to respond to challenges within the healthcare sector and to transform patient care."
When the school was established its vision was to offer a nationally leading and internationally known medical education that produces excellent doctors equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to respond to challenges within healthcare and to transform patient care. Since then it has worked in close partnership with local NHS trusts and community healthcare providers to ensure it remains abreast of local and national workforce needs – training doctors in hospitals, primary care and community settings across North Yorkshire, the Humber and North Lincolnshire and Goole.