I welcome you to Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia. I hope you enjoy your time here. The undergraduate course has been developed to provide a unique learning experience resulting in the best prepared medical graduates for a career in medical practice.
We continually strive to improve the course to attract the highest calibre of students and ensure the best education for our undergraduates. We are ambitious and have become one of the highest ranked Medical Schools in the UK.
We continue to provide our students excellent opportunities in research in many aspects of medicine and our targeted profile is providing international quality in several important research areas. The Norwich Research Park is a unique resource and provides an ever expanding opportunity for future learning experience.
I would encourage you to explore all the opportunities that Norwich Medical School will present in an environment that is supportive, encouraging and helpful. Do not hesitate to ask for help and advice if required. I wish you all success and an enjoyable experience.
From The Head of School Professor William Fraser
I am delighted to welcome you to Norwich Medical School. We are sometimes referred to as a ‘new’ medical school, but our first students are now celebrating 10 years as graduates. The Medical School has grown and developed over the last 16 years, and has excellent student feedback through the National Student Survey, and our students tell us through the GMC survey that they feel extremely well prepared for practice as a doctor.
We believe our course offers a challenging and enjoyable experience for students. They are introduced to clinical medicine in an integrated way, and by placing patients right at the heart of their studies, our students learn with and from patients from the first weeks of their course. In the university setting, using a problem-based learning approach, they learn medicine with a small group of colleagues considering the scientific underpinnings of medicine in the context of patient case histories. This learning is supported by an extensive lecture and seminar programme, as well as anatomy dissection, in which all students in the first three years participate.
Alongside the university setting we have a strong ethos of high quality clinical training. Students learn through our carefully supported Hospital and General Practice placements, supported by training in consultation skills. They also develop competence in a wide range of procedural skills in our state of the art Clinical Skills Resource Area.
We are proud of our course and of our whole team that supports the delivery of the MB BS course. We are keen that all our academics support our students through the teaching and assessment opportunities that we have. We also ask them to become the personal adviser to a small group of students, and support them as they mature through their studies.
I would be delighted to meet you to discuss our course in more detail and how we can best use or develop your expertise and skills to support our students in their learning and progression within the course.
From the MB BS Course Director, Professor Alys Burns