The new Medical School is a partnership between the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. It will be the County’s first medical school, bringing together the existing centres of excellence in health and medical education provided by the two universities as well as local healthcare organisations, thereby offering a new model of patient-focused medical education. The Medical School will also be an essential part of the solution to recruiting and retaining medical professionals in the region.
The University of Kent will supply the School’s general teaching and administrative facilities in the new building together with simulation suite and IT facilities.
Kent and Medway Medical School will become a beacon for first-class medical education and research. It will be the first choice for all those aspiring to achieve excellence in person centred, collaborative healthcare in the UK.
Kent and Medway Medical School will inspire a new generation of medical professionals. Our students will be representative and inclusive of the communities our graduates will serve. The combined strengths of our Widening Participation and Outreach teams will ensure that we attract the most talented students from across our diverse local communities and beyond.
Our programme will offer education and development opportunities that will make Kent and Medway an attractive region in which to learn and study. We will provide early clinical placements which both showcase General Practice, Community and Mental Health as discrete specialties as well as essential foundations of medicine for any medical practitioner.
Our programme will offer student Doctors the opportunity to appreciate the critical importance of holistic, integrated, multi-professional care while they acquire the professional values, behaviours, skills, and knowledge of a Doctor. Our placements will be provided by a range of partners and delivered in seamless systems as close as possible to the communities from where their patients come.
Our graduates will be excellent Doctors. They will have the curiosity, academic, professional, and clinical skills to find global solutions to local challenges. Their training will have prepared them to lead, manage and innovate in 21st Century healthcare.
Our graduates will appreciate the potential that innovations have to catalyse change and they will be confident, entrepreneurial advocates for patients, their families and their communities in considering and applying those innovations to their clinical practice.