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Launch of Bristol Medical School marks new era for medical education

1 August 2017

The University of Bristol has launched a new Bristol Medical School today.

The School will help to improve medical education through the creation of a single 'medical home' for a new generation of students, researchers, scientists and teachers. This will also coincide with the introduction of an innovative MB21 undergraduate medical degree.

Professor Sarah Purdy, Head of the new School, said: “This will be a very exciting environment in which to work and study. Colleagues delivering cutting-edge research in areas like population health sciences, cardiovascular science and neuroscience will work with clinicians based in the University and the NHS to provide educational opportunities to undergraduate medical students, a wide range of intercalated degree students and postgraduate taught and research students.”

Currently, around 250 medical students in every year are taught across six sites and seven NHS clinical academies in the region. The new School will merge the existing Schools of Social and Community Medicine and Clinical Sciences to form the University’s largest School, focused on improving the health of individuals and populations.

The Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) sits within the new School.

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