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About us

Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of the public, in the South West and across the world. We do this through swiftly turning new discoveries into treatments therapies, and through nurturing graduates, staff and researchers who are critical thinkers and problem solvers. We work closely with the NHS and healthcare providers to ensure our innovations tackle complex global healthcare needs.

Welcome from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean

"This is an exciting time for us at the University of Exeter Medical School. We know our key strength is our people – the students, staff, and supporters, whose talent and commitment help us reach new heights year-on-year. We have a proven track record of world-leading research, excellent education and high student satisfaction. Since our inception in 2010, we have seen significant growth and development, and this trajectory is set to continue as we develop new programmes and recruit world-class researchers. All of our activities have one goal in mind: to improve people’s lives, through better care, treatments, therapies and healthcare systems.

"In education, we specialise in research-led teaching and in developing socially accountable graduates who are collaborative leaders, committed to life-long scholarship for the service of patients and the public. We work closely with our healthcare collaborators in the region, to ensure we are meeting the complex needs of a changing healthcare sector. We are training tomorrow’s doctors, scientists and healthcare professionals, and supporting them to be empathic and inquisitive, and to adopt our ethos of putting people first.

"In research, we excel at swiftly translating our discoveries into new treatments and therapies that have real impact in the South West, nationally and internationally. On our research pages, you can explore some examples of the impact of our wide-ranging work, which is making a real difference to people’s lives in some of today’s greatest global health challenges. These include:

Professor Clive Ballard,
Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the University of Exeter Medical School