Posted: Thu 26th Jan 2023

Future doctors to be trained at new north Wales medical school

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jan 26th, 2023


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Up to 140 medical student placements will be funded by the Welsh Government each year at the new north Wales medical school, it has been announced. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The new medical school in north Wales will train hundreds of medical students and ensure training opportunities and the provision of qualified doctors are spread across Wales. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Training will begin in 2024 with student numbers increasing until reaching capacity from 2029. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A gradual increase in students will allow time to assess and evaluate the quality of tuition and student experience at the new medical school. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The First Minister will today meet students at Bangor University who are benefiting from state-of-the-art technology to study anatomy. ‌




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The facility was backed by Welsh Government investment, and the students are from the first cohort of Cardiff graduates to have received the majority of their education in north Wales. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

First Minister Mark Drakeford said: “Our new north Wales medical school will help us train the medical staff we need for the future. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I’m proud so many students will be able to study in north Wales and I hope they stay to work in those communities following their studies. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“This is good news for the students, the people of north Wales and for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, and shows the Welsh Government’s commitment to a health service that delivers care as close to people’s homes as possible.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The north Wales medical school will be established in a partnership between the Welsh Government, Bangor University, Cardiff University and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The First Minister will also attend the Cabinet Sub-committee for North Wales meeting in Llandudno Junction today, which includes cabinet members and local authority leaders. ‌




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