Worcestershire Elevated with State-of-the-Art Technology

Worcestershire Elevated with State-of-the-Art Technology

State-of-the-art technology puts the Three Counties Medical School and Worcestershire on the map! 

The county's new medical school trains medics of the future on anatomical models and an anatomage table, offering advanced 3D visualisation of the human body and virtual dissection. This sophisticated new technology eliminates the need for laboratories for the dissection of human bodies.

Professor Sandra Nicholson, Founding Dean of Three Counties Medical School said, "The Three Counties Medical School has been set up with the explicit purpose of training doctors to work in the three counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. It has a generalist curriculum that prepares students to go on to work in any specialty, but we encourage a community perspective engaging our students early with appropriate patient contact and innovative placements. We have a student-centred problem-based learning curriculum that focusses students learning on integrating science, its practical application and professional development."

The medical school, launched last year, hosts 20 UK students funded through donations from the Kildare Trust and local NHS trusts, along with 23 self-funded international students. In a significant boost in funding, the new medical school will welcome 62 fully funded UK students in the 2025/26 academic year, including 12 newly funded places in addition to the 50 announced for the 2024 intake.

The construction of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson building, at the University’s Severn Campus, which is home to the medical school and a hub for other health related courses, saw collaboration with local companies, such as Thorlux Lighting in Redditch, enhancing community engagement and economic growth. The project, led by contractor Stepnell, contributed over £4 million in social and local economic value, supporting initiatives like Careers in Construction events and creating work experience opportunities.

With more than 40 high-tech businesses based at Malvern Hills Science Park alongside the medical school, Worcestershire is rapidly becoming a hub for investment in scientific cyber and advanced manufacturing. Collaborating with businesses and investing in the future, bridges the gap between education and industry, equipping students with the skills to join the region's highly skilled workforce. 

The establishment of the Three Counties Medical School highlights the county's commitment to education and sustainable growth, making it a prime location for future healthcare professionals and investors alike. 

If you are considering a career in medicine, contact 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for application enquiries or course information.


Photograph provided by the University of Worcester.

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