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Queen Mary University of London launches Medical School in Malta

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is to launch a new Medical School in the Republic of Malta.

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The new Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Malta programme will be taught and delivered by staff from QMUL’s Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and will be based on the island of Gozo.

The programme will closely match QMUL’s long-standing MBBS programme in London; entry requirements and selection criteria will be similar, each student sharing a core curriculum, including early in-depth clinical experience, problem-based learning (PBL), practical sessions in laboratories, and opportunities to study intercalated undergraduate degrees through QMUL and in London.

The programme will be delivered over five years. Students will take the same assessments at the same time as MBBS students in London. On successful completion, students will be awarded an MBBS from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

The new programme comes after the Maltese Government invited QMUL to establish a new medical school to assist healthcare development in the country.

Professor Richard Trembath, Vice-Principal for Health at Queen Mary University of London said: “This is a prestigious opportunity, and we are looking forward to making a major contribution to medical education in Malta. QMUL is committed to supporting the ongoing development of healthcare in the country.”

Professor Anthony Warrens, Dean for Education, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, said: “Working closely with the Maltese Government, we have developed a programme that sits comfortably with their aspiration to improve medical care to their nation. We will provide a comprehensive high quality opportunity to train for clinical practice anywhere in the world, supplemented by the academic rigour of being associated with one of the top research-led universities teaching medicine.”

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