UK's first private medical school will open in September 2008

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 08 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:957
  1. Rebecca Coombes
  1. London

    Britain's first private medical school will take students from next September, amid doubts that all of its graduates will be able to get jobs in the NHS.

    The school, which will be based at the University of Buckingham, an independent university, will open with a modest intake of 25 postgraduate students. It will train already qualified doctors and will award a clinical MD.

    The school's board, whose members include Luke Johnson, the former chairman of the Pizza Express chain of restaurants and current chairman of Channel 4 television, is involved in raising £12m (€17m; $25m) to launch a second …

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