Norwich Medical School is a medical school based at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich. It was previously called University of East Anglia School of Medicine Health Policy and Practice.The school has a 5-year MBBS course, with the possibility of intercalation after year 3 or 4. The first intake of 110 students was in 2002, of whom 56% were not straight from school.
Norwich Medical School offers two undergraduate courses: a five-year MBBS and a six-year MBBS with a foundation year. Students must complete the foundation year to a satisfactory standard before progressing to the rest of the course; they join the five-year program after foundation.
The Medical School also offers postgraduate courses, the newest of which (Founded in 2016) is an MSc in Physician Associate Studies – which in 2016 is one of only 11 courses in the UK.
Students undertake clinical rotations throughout their course at various general practice surgeries and the following hospitals: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, James Paget University Hospital, Colchester General Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn, and Ipswich Hospital.
The Medical School has various active medical societies, including the MedSoc which offers some education and social events. The MedSoc activities include “MedSoc’s got talent” and MRAG week (Medicine Raising and Giving week). The society’s selected charity for the 2016/17 academic year is “Medical Aid for Palestinians”. The medical student rugby club, Norwich Medics RFC, was established in 2005 by a group of medical students and continues to compete in the Eastern Counties league and local or inter-school competitions.
The School also provides a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme, Doctor of Medicine and a number of Postgraduate Taught courses including a Clinical Research, Health Economics, Clinical Education and Physician Associate Studies. The majority of our programmes have a part time route to enable studying to fit in with work and family life, for details explore our course pages.
The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences delivers world class research and takes a leading role in the renowned scientific research community in Norwich, cited as the fourth highest city for science research in the UK. The Institute of Food Research and the John Innes Centre are situated close to the School on the Norwich Research Park.
The School itself is building a strong reputation in Population Medicine, Health Economics, and Diet and Health and BioMedicine with laboratory work now being concentrated in the newly-built BioMedical Research Centre. As part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences we place a strong emphasis on inter-professional co-operation in teaching and research.
We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, which recognises and celebrates fair and supportive processes in the recruitment, retention and promotion of and other under-represented groups in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) in higher education – be they students or staff. We are pleased to have received the Athena SWAN Silver award.