Opening of UK’s Second Private Medical School Raises Concerns

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Opening of UK’s Second Private Medical School Raises Concerns

Back in September, we reported on plans to open the UK’s first private medical school at the University of Buckingham. This week, the competition has thickened further with the announcement that UCLAN (the University of Central Lancashire) will be enrolling 35 students onto a course starting in September 2014. With fees in the region of £35,000, the course is perhaps not for everyone.

This move comes soon after a statement from the government suggesting that medical school places should be cut by 2%. Echoing this, the British Medical Association has raised concerns about the move, as it is likely to put yet more pressure on jobs for new graduates. With the UK Foundation Programme over-subscribed for the second year running in 2014, it is very possible that a medical degree will very soon not represent the guaranteed employment it used to.

You can read the full BMA statement on the news here. Follow our Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates.

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