Medical Education at Lancaster University
Lancaster Medical School is currently home to a collaborative venture with the University of Liverpool to deliver undergraduate medical education in North Lancashire and Cumbria. In November 2012, the General Medical Council approved Lancaster Medical School to deliver their own medical degree independently from the University of Liverpool. Students who commence their studies after September 2013, will be registered as Lancaster University students and will graduate with a Lancaster University degree, subject to ongoing GMC approval.
The first cohort of students began their studies at Lancaster Medical School in September 2006 and graduated in July 2011. Lancaster University is the academic base for students with clinical placements arranged by the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust. For further information on studying Medicine at Lancaster and how to apply for admission see Medicine MBChB.
Lancaster Medical School will also be involved in future developments in postgraduate courses and continuing professional development, for example:
- Management/leadership training and CPD for NHS employees at various levels
- Increased opportunities for masters courses for various health professionals
- Training for those involved in clinical teaching
- Management/leadership training for newly qualified doctors undertaking the two-year Foundation course