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School of Medicine

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The School of Medicine offers a range of clinical programmes in medicine, including a UK-based medical degree – the MBBS – which will train global doctors through a programme undergoing quality assurance by the UK General Medical Council, a Postgraduate Diploma in Physician’s Associate studies to produce Physicians Associates, and a range of postgraduate and professional programmes, aimed at helping practitioners develop specialist skills and knowledge.


About the School

The School of Medicine in recent years has developed an innovative program to provide a UK MBBS medical qualification for international ( Non EU) students who would normally have limited access to UK educational courses. Our MBBS will train doctors through a programme undergoing quality assurance by the UK General Medical Council and which offers a medical education to the highest UK standards for self-funded and sponsored international students. The course builds on UCLan’s existing expertise in dentistry, pharmacy, and allied health professions and students will be part of a School which will allow for unique interactions with these groups of students. UCLan’s MBBS programme will deliver outstanding teaching, combined with real-world clinical experience, to shape the global doctors of the future. The MBBS programme has been developed in line with General Medical Council (GMC) quality assurance processes and as with any new medical school receives regular quality assurance visits from the GMC.

The school also offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Physician Associate studies. Successful graduates from this course are eligible to sit the national Physicians Associate exam and once successful apply for registration as a UK Physicians Associate. This group of professionals, although relatively new to the UK are designed to form part of the integrated NHS workforce of the future, and employment of registered Physician Associates is at present close to 100%

The School also offers postgraduate medical courses for general practitioners (GPs) and other health professionals who want to develop skills and knowledge in clinical and non-clinical roles, with the objective of increasing specialisation, enhancing leadership skills and developing practice. Our quality-assured programmes offer personal and professional development to support revalidation and equip health professionals with the skills they need to respond to the new healthcare environment. We have achieved this through collaboration with the North West England Faculty of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the North Western Deanery.

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