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Largest Ever Cohort of Medical Students set to Graduate

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More than 120 medical students from Hull York Medical School are set to graduate this week, making it the largest ever cohort of nursing graduates.

The graduates will provide a welcome boost to the NHS, with around 70% working for local health services and hospitals.
Most of the medical students this year will be undertaking their Foundation Year Training - a two-year, general postgraduate medical training programme which bridges the gap between medical school and specialist/general practice training.

Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull, Professor Julie Jomeen, said: "With 238 nurses and 129 doctors graduating this week, we are delighted that the University's Faculty of Health Sciences and Hull York Medical School are making such a valuable contribution to the health of the region and beyond. Our graduates are instrumental in helping to build the cohesive workforce required by the NHS to deliver the highest standard of healthcare in its 70th anniversary year and for the future."

"By training skilled nurses and doctors who will be able to improve outcomes for their patients on a daily basis, we can help to address healthcare shortages, support our local hospitals and drive improvements to healthcare for the region and beyond."