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UCLan Enrols UK Medical Students for the First Time

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The University of Central Lancashire has now enrolled its first cohort of UK students at its School of Medicine.

Doors at the School of Medicine opened in 2015 but only to a small number of self-funded and sponsored international students. However, a small number of places available for UK undergraduate medical students has been made available in September 2017.

Some of the places on offer have been supported by Lancashire and South Cumbria STP sponsorship, which focuses on the regional commitment and need to recruit and retain doctors in the North West.

In a separate initiative, the university has also secured 15 UK-funded undergraduate medical places and successful applicants will commence their studies in 2018.

Professor Cathy Jackson, Executive Dean for the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, said the Government's decision to provide the university with funded places for the first time was fantastic news.

The university has now registered its interest and is ready to submit an additional bid to receive some of the 1,000 medical places promised nationally as part of the Government's plan to increase the number of doctors trained.