Welcome to Norwich Medical School at University of East Anglia (UEA). I hope you will be very happy here. Norwich Medical School is ambitious and aims to be one of the top Medical Schools in the UK.
We have developed an undergraduate course that is one of the finest in the country, but we strive for further improvements, so that we can continue to attract the highest standard of students and give them the best education.
Our research profile is now one that is highly targeted to achieve international quality. We work very closely with partners from Norwich Research Park (NRP) and with a wide range of national and international collaborators and our research growth remains a priority for the School.
I hope you will find the environment helpful and supportive for your new role. Please do not hesitate to ask for help, if you need it. I wish you a warm welcome and every success.
From the Head of School, Professor Michael Frenneaux
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