New medical school in the planning stages
The University of Surrey has submitted an application for medical school places to the Higher Education Council for England (HEFCE), and we are currently undergoing accreditation by the General Medical Council (GMC) to position ourselves for a new School of Medicine that will lead the way in training doctors to deliver personalised medicine in a digital age.
"To educate excellent, holistic doctors, who will lead and drive change and deliver caring, integrated and technologically advanced health care for their patients and communities."Professor Helen Griffiths, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences; Professor of Biomedical Sciences
As the needs of the population change, people want and need comprehensive and integrated health and social care delivered at or near their homes. The NHS is changing to keep pace with this. The health workforce of today and tomorrow must develop a new approach to wellbeing that integrates mental and physical health in community settings, using new communication and digital technologies to improve patient care and patient safety. The new medical curriculum at the University of Surrey aims to deliver an innovative, engaging and exciting programme to produce doctors fit for the future, willing and able to work in general practice and other shortage specialties.
The University of Surrey and Surrey Health Partners have been developing the medical school project since 2015. Surrey and Hampshire have some of the best performing NHS Trusts and general practices in the country, with many great opportunities for medical students to learn cutting edge medical practice and leadership in medicine. We have submitted a bid for medical school places funding to HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England), and subject to GMC approval of our curriculum and other plans, we look forward to welcoming our first intake of students in September 2019.