Press release: Launch of the UK’s first independent medical school

27 August 2013

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Tomorrow’s Doctors.” Professor Karol Sikora, Dean of Medicine at the University of Buckingham said: “Five years ago we started a postgraduate degree course in internal medicine, and we now have more than 50 doctors studying on this course. In the University’s  laboratories we research into a range of appropriate subjects including cancer,  diabetes, obesity and bioinformatics  Now with the launch or the MB ChB undergraduate degree, we have a complete medical training programme.” Mr Joe Harrison, Chief Executive at Milton Keynes Hospital said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Buckingham University in this exciting development. We are very much looking forward to receiving students in 2017 at the hospital, and ensuring they commit to the high standards of patient care we expect at Milton Keynes Hospital.” Professor Martin Wetherill, Medical Director at Milton Keynes Hospital said: “We are very much looking forward to our first intake of students in 2017 at the hospital, and ensuring they commit to the high standards of patient care we expect at Milton Keynes Hospital.” The University will accept direct applications from well-qualified applicants from 2 September, 2013. For more information contact Diana Blamires, Publicity, on: +44 (0)1280 820213 or diana.blamires@buckingham.ac.uk Notes to Editors The University of Buckingham is a not-for-profit organisation, which is unique in that in was the first independent university in the UK with a Royal Charter. With around 2,000 students it has been ranked at the top of the Student Satisfaction League Table for the past seven years. Milton Keynes Hospital is a district general hospital serving the people living in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. The hospital provides a broad range of general medical and surgical services, including Accident and Emergency, for approximately 300,000 people each year. Prospective students should contact:  medicine-admissions@buckingham.ac.uk in the first instance.