Students working in the St Luke’s Campus Medical School building.
Our Medical School building on the site of the RD&E hospital.
Exemplifying the best of the Peninsula Medical School and combining it with the University of Exeter’s outstanding global reputation for academic excellence and student experience, the University of Exeter Medical School will take its first entrants in 2013. Subject to accreditation from the General Medical Council two medical schools have been formed from Peninsula Medical School. The University of Exeter Medical School will be based in Exeter, with the Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine, based in Plymouth.
The University of Exeter Medical School will operate across the South West giving students the choice of living and working in locations such as Exeter, Torbay and Truro, experiencing the best of Devon and Cornwall healthcare services.
The University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS) is a new medical school. It builds on the success and proven track record of Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry and will base its course on one which has been tried and tested. As a new medical school, UEMS is applying to the General Medical Council (GMC)1 for recognition as an awarding body for a primary medical qualification. Staff at UEMS have had many years’ experience with the GMC recognition process.
The University of Exeter Medical School will build on Peninsula’s highly regarded innovative curricula of the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) and the Bachelor of Clinical Science degrees to produce doctors and clinical scientists who are able to address the health and social care challenges of the 21st century. The BMBS curriculum provides a clinical focus that is innovative and meets the need of students who want to work as doctors in an increasingly integrated, internationalised health environment.
You’ll benefit from access to Exeter’s world-leading applied health research, work with some of the country's most innovative NHS Trusts, and learn from the best healthcare systems worldwide. You will gain experience of the latest techniques and computational methodologies from genomic medicine to health technologies. There is an inspirational range of opportunities for special study, intercalation and internships. These will be matched by clinical opportunities in primary, secondary and tertiary settings across the South West at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We also support those students wishing to take an academic route through the academic or doctoral training programmes.
Our BMBS students are part of a wider commitment to health service training at the University of Exeter, which also includes clinical psychologists, therapists and diagnostic radiographers.
1The GMC is the legal entity which decides which bodies or combinations of bodies are entitled to award primary medical qualifications. It does this by setting requirements on what they expect of new graduates and the standards that medical schools must meet in teaching and assessing medical students. These are set out in "Tomorrow's Doctors". The GMC does this through a series of quality assurance visits and inspections.
National Health Service partnership
The National Health Service (NHS) has been closely involved in the development of medical education in the South West and is the major UK employer of healthcare professionals. Significant growth in the number of doctors and the development of medical education, both pre- and post-qualification, contributes to the essential modernisation required to deliver the government’s NHS Plan.
The NHS in Devon and Cornwall has worked with the school to ensure that its services and facilities offer the right environment to support the way doctors are trained in line with the General Medical Council’s guidance, ‘Tomorrow’s Doctors’. The GMC determines the knowledge, skills and behaviours that medical students learn at UK medical schools. The GMC also sets standards for teaching, learning and assessment.