Expansion of undergraduate medical education - we need your views

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The Department of Health (DH) has launched a public consultation on plans to expand undergraduate medical school numbers in England by up to 1500 places by 2020.

We are seeking your views on the current proposals which include:

  • addressing current concerns on the supply of medical workforce in England
  • mitigating the potential loss of medical graduate applications to the UK Foundation Programme from European medical schools 
  • stimulating increased activity to widen participation in UK medical education.  

The planned increase of places will coincide with the removal of the cap restricting the number of overseas students that universities can enrol, and new requirements for international students to pay the costs of clinical placements in addition to their university tuition fees.

The consultation also explores the concept of a return of service agreement for medical graduates. 

To help us shape our response to the consultation, fill in our short online questionnaire based on the full DH consultation 

The closing date for the survey is 5pm Tuesday 30 May 2017.

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