Welsh and UK ministers visit University as plans to establish medical school are confirmed
Expansion of the C21 North Wales Programme is an important step to accelerating the process of establishing an independent research-led Medical School in Bangor for North Wales.
Colleagues from Bangor University met with two Welsh Government ministers and the Leader of the House of Commons last week.
Wales Health Minister Eluned Morgan announced at a meeting with Bangor University's Vice-Chancellor that more medical students will spend all of their training in North Wales as part of moves towards establishing a medical school in Bangor.
She said “We know there are challenges to recruiting staff to North Wales which is why we want to nurture medical students educated here and encourage them to stay, first through the extremely successful C21 North Wales Programme, and longer term, through a North Wales medical school.
“The North Wales Medical School Task and Finish Group have reported back to me and I will be establishing a Programme Board to implement their recommendations and to work to establish an independent North Wales medical school.”
The C21 programme, which is delivered in partnership by Bangor and Cardiff Universities, allows students to study for all of their medical degree in North Wales, with a greater focus on community medicine and a wide range of placements including a full year at a GP surgery.
You can read the news release here.