Norwich Medical School

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Norwich Medical School
Type Medical school
Established 2002
Dean Professor Michael Frenneaux
Students ~1000
Location Norwich, Norfolk, England
Affiliations University of East Anglia

Norwich Medical School is a medical school based at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich. It was previously called University of East Anglia School of Medicine Health Policy and Practice.The school has a 5-year MBBS course, with the possibility of intercalation after year 3 or 4.[1] The first intake of 110 students was in 2002, of whom 56% were not straight from school.[2]


Norwich Medical School offers two undergraduate courses: a five-year MBBS and a six-year MBBS with a foundation year. Students must complete the foundation year to a satisfactory standard before progressing to the rest of the course; they join the five-year program after foundation.[3][4]

The Bob Champion Building, one of the main sites of Norwich Medical School

The Medical School also offers postgraduate courses, the newest of which (Founded in 2016) is an MSc in Physician Associate Studies - which in 2016 is one of only 11 courses in the UK.[5]

Students undertake clinical rotations throughout their course at various general practice surgeries and the following hospitals: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, James Paget University Hospital, Colchester General Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn, and Ipswich Hospital.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]


The Medical School has various active medical societies, including the MedSoc which offers some education and social events.[9] The MedSoc activities include "MedSoc's got talent" and MRAG week (Medicine Raising and Giving week).[citation needed] The society's selected charity for the 2016/17 academic year is "Medical Aid for Palestinians". [10] The medical student rugby club, Norwich Medics RFC, was established in 2005 by a group of medical students and continues to compete in the Eastern Counties league and local or inter-school competitions.


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  3. ^ "Undergraduate Degrees - Norwich Medical School". Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  4. ^ "MBBS Medicine With a Foundation Year". Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  5. ^ "MSc Physician Associate Studies Postgraduate Study - UEA". Retrieved 2016-11-12. 
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  7. ^ "Professor Amanda Howe - UEA". Retrieved 2016-11-12. 
  8. ^ "Dr Ailsa Welch". University of East Anglia. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "UEA MedSoc". University of East Anglia Students' Union. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "Charity". UEA MedSoc. Retrieved 12 November 2016.