Cash boost for medical places at the University of Worcester  - The Worcester Observer

Cash boost for medical places at the University of Worcester 

Worcester Editorial 21st May, 2024   0

THE UNIVERSITY of Worcester has been allocated more government funded places for new medical students.

The Three Counties Medical School will have 62 fully funded places for UK students to start in 2025/26.

University of Worcester vice chancellor and chief executive, Professor David Green CBE DL, said: “Every extra place is precious as each student will have the opportunity to earn their medical degree and become a doctor by 2030.

“While we are delighted to have been awarded the most additional places for any university in the whole of the Midlands, we are very disappointed that the overall allocations for 2025 are so small.”

There are 12 new places which are in addition to the 50 places announced in October.

David added that the government allocated 350 places nationally which means it will take 18 years to double the number of medical students training in England.

The university’s medical school opened to its first cohort last year with 20 UK students who are being funded through donations from the

Kildare Trust and local NHS trusts, as well as 23 self-funded international students.

Professor Sandra Nicholson, founding dean said: “We are delighted to accept these additional places for 2025 entry.

“This means we can contribute further to the NHS Workforce Plan and help attract doctors to the local area.”


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