New Medical Schools

In addition to educating nurses and key health education professionals vital to the NHS, Cathedrals Group universities are involved in delivering a new era of medical schools approved and supported by the Department of Health.

Kent and Medway Medical School and Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) has been a key player in the development of the new Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS) - an exciting collaboration between Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent, which builds on their existing high-quality clinical teaching and research strengths.

State-of-the-art health simulation and medical education facilities are used to train KMMS students at CCCCU’s new £65million Verena Holmes Building and at the Pears Building at the University of Kent.

Since September 2020, KMMS has been educating aspiring doctors to train to deliver 21st century person-centred medicine. KMMS aims to attract talented students from all backgrounds, from the local community and beyond, and offer opportunities to help transform the future of healthcare. KMMS also leads on high-quality research to find evidence-based solutions to promote health and address local, national, and international challenges, with a particular focus on mental and global health.

The University of Cumbria and Imperial College

The University of Cumbria and Imperial College, London plan to establish a new medical school for Cumbria. 

Combining University of Cumbria’s experience in educating nurses, midwives and allied health professionals with Imperial’s world class medical science, the school will be able to offer high quality and research informed education to the medical practitioners of the future. 

Cumbria has been working with Imperial colleagues to develop a curriculum which will be distinctively local and designed to drive innovation in medical education and research. Students will be immersed in the communities they serve, learning within multidisciplinary teams and gaining clinical experience with local healthcare providers, giving graduates the best preparation for future medical practice. 

The new medical school will enhance and expand clinical care options offered in Cumbria and the North West of England by growing the numbers of medical students, their educators, scientists, and new doctors in the region. The school will welcome its first students in autumn 2025.

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