On Wednesday the Prime Minister of Malta visited Queen Mary University of London’s Malta campus where the new medical school building is currently under construction.
The four-storey 8,100 square metre building is situated on the island of Gozo in Malta, next to Gozo General Hospital, and will feature a 150 seat auditorium, a lecture hall for 125 students, two computer labs (each with capacity for 70 students), a 250 square metre library, and a significant number of skills and simulation suites, classrooms, boardrooms and offices.
At the site visit, the Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat, said: “In 2016, the Maltese Government gave its commitment to Queen Mary University of London, and its medical school, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, that we would build and provide a state-of-the-art medical school and Anatomy Centre that would be unique in the Mediterranean.
“It is with great pleasure that I’m here with you to witness the astonishing advancement in the works being carried out here at the medical school on Gozo.”
Professor Anthony Warrens, Dean for Education at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, said: “With the support and dedication of some outstanding individuals we are now standing in front of a very impressive four-storey state-of-the-art building for our medical school, on the verge of being ready to accept our third cohort of students.
“We’ve already been delivering a high-quality educational programme, which in combination with our fantastic new Anatomy Centre, has been giving our students the very best start to their medical careers and helping to train the next generation of doctors.
“When our new campus is complete, we will be ready to develop new educational opportunities in an ever broadening range of areas beyond medicine, and build innovative collaborations here in Malta with other academic colleagues.”
The Anatomy Centre, which opened in December 2018, is currently used by Year 1 and Year 2 medical students undertaking their MB BS medical degree with Queen Mary University of London in Gozo. The Centre includes a dedicated area for teaching anatomy through dissection and is equipped with facilities for clinical imaging, as well as containing office accommodation for academic, technical and administrative staff.
The main medical school building on the Gozo General Hospital campus is due to be complete in 2019.
For media information, contact: