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Queen Mary opens the doors on a new medical school building in Malta

The new medical school building at Queen Mary University of London’s Malta campus opened today. It provides Queen Mary students and staff of its Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry with a state-of-the-art facility for teaching and study of the University’s MBBS medical degree.

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New medical school building in Malta
New medical school building in Malta

The four-storey 8,100 square metre building, including a roof terrace, is situated on the island of Gozo in Malta, next to Gozo General Hospital. It includes:

  • A 140 seat auditorium
  • Two smaller lecture theatres that can combine into a 120 seat facility
  • Two computer labs (each with capacity for 70 students)
  • Teaching rooms and clinical skills rooms.

The building also hosts a library, student support facilities, a large canteen and social space, and offices.

An environment for students and staff to flourish

Professor Anthony Warrens, Dean for Education at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, said: “This marks a significant new chapter in Queen Mary’s presence in Malta. This state-of-the-art facility will be a boon for students and staff alike, creating an excellent teaching and learning environment while also providing additional areas for students to study and relax.” New lecture spaces

The new building adds to Queen Mary’s Malta campus which includes an Anatomy Centre, which opened in December 2018 and features a dedicated area for teaching anatomy through dissection. It is equipped with facilities for clinical imaging, as well as office accommodation for academic, technical and administrative staff.

Third cohort of MBBS students settling in

Queen Mary launched a five-year Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme taught on the Mediterranean islands of the Maltese Republic two years ago. It has now accepted its third cohort of students for the 2019/20 academic year.

The MBBS is taught by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary and has been designed to provide students with the medical knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitudes that are required to become a competent Foundation Year (FY1) Doctor.

The programme is taught in English, using the same curriculum as the MBBS in London, and results in the award of a Medicine MBBS from Queen Mary University of London. Arrangements have also been made to make junior doctor (Foundation Year 1 and 2) positions in Malta available to our graduates.

For media information, contact:

Chris Mahony
Faculty Communications Manager (Medicine and Dentistry)
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