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Virtual medical school will soon be a step

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 01 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:0209309a
  1. Helen Barratt1
  1. 1London

A plan to create the first “virtual” medical school is now a step closer to reality. The project is being led by the University of Dundee and involves all five Scottish medical schools as well as other leading medical schools in the United Kingdom, North America, and Australasia.

The International Virtual Medical School (IVIMEDS) project could be one means of providing training for the hundreds of extra doctors needed in the United Kingdom. The government has pledged to increase the current number of medical graduates by 54% by 2008, but, despite the opening …

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