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Leeds School of Medicine

The School of Medicine is the medical school of the University of Leeds, in the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The School of Medicine was founded in 1831, and is the first medical school in the UK to be awarded Athena SWAN Gold for promoting excellence in gender equality.[1]

School of Medicine
Worsley Building, Clarendon Way, Leeds - geograph.org.uk - 1508863.jpg
The Worsley Building
TypeMedical School
Established1831
Parent institution
University of Leeds
DeanProfessor Mark Kearney
Location,
53°48′04″N 1°33′07″W / 53.801°N 1.552°W / 53.801; -1.552Coordinates: 53°48′04″N 1°33′07″W / 53.801°N 1.552°W / 53.801; -1.552
Websitemedicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/medicine

The School of Medicine now forms part of the University's Faculty of Medicine and Health. The School is composed of institutes located at multiple sites in West Yorkshire including the Worsley Building, LIGHT, St James's Campus, and Chapel Allerton Hospital. The School of Medicine is primarily linked with two major hospitals for clinical teaching: the Leeds General Infirmary and St James's University Hospital, both run by the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, alongside smaller district NHS Trusts.

HistoryEdit

On 6 June 1831 six physicians and surgeons set up the Leeds Medical School with the aim:

The Medical School admitted its first students in October of that year. It was one of ten provincial medical schools founded in the ten years between 1824–1834.

The founders were:

  • Dr James Williamson
  • Dr Adam Hunter
  • Mr Samuel Smith
  • Mr William Hey III
  • Mr Thomas Pridgin Teale
  • Dr Joseph Prince Garlick

The first premises were the Leeds Public Dispensary on North Street in the town but in 1834 the school was moved to new premises at 1 East Parade. In 1979, it moved to its current location in the Worsley Building.

 
Leeds School of Medicine Blue Plaque 26 June 2018

TeachingEdit

The medical training in Leeds lasts five years. An optional intercalated degree can be taken either at Leeds or another institution, making the course six years. The MBChB degree is divided into three phases. Phase I (Preparing for Clinical Practice) encompasses Years One to Three, Phase II (Clinical Practice in Context) encompasses Year Four and Phase III (Becoming a Doctor) encompasses Year Five and Foundation Year One. Leeds was ranked 19th in the Guardian medicine league table 2017[2] and 3rd for student experience in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018.[3]

Institutes within the School of MedicineEdit

The School of Medicine is split up into five institutes::

  • LIME – Leeds Institute of Medical Education – Responsible for the administration and delivery of the School of Medicine's MBChB programme.
  • LIHS – Leeds Institute of Health Sciences – Includes the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development
  • LICAMM – Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
  • LIMR – Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's – based at St James's University Hospital
  • LIRMM – Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine – based at Chapel Allerton Hospital

IntercalatingEdit

Every year around half of all Leeds students take a year out to study another related degree (BSc) in a process called intercalating. Many medical/veterinary/dental students from other universities also come to Leeds to study. The intercalated degrees on offer include: Primary care, International Health, Medical Physics, Human Physiology, Sports Science, Neuroscience, Zoology, Pharmacology, Medical Ethics, Clinical Science, Psychology, Microbiology and Anatomy.

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Two new Gold awards for university departments promoting excellence in gender equality | Advance HE". www.advance-he.ac.uk. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2016/may/23/university-guide-2017-league-table-for-medicine
  3. ^ "THE Student Experience Survey 2018 results". Times Higher Education (THE). 22 March 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Kamran Abbasi". The Lancet. 364 (9435): 657. 21 August 2004. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(04)16877-3. ISSN 0140-6736.
  5. ^ "Universities And Colleges". The British Medical Journal. 1 (2003): 1251–1253. 1899. ISSN 0007-1447.
  6. ^ "Guidance Executive | Who we are | About". NICE. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Obituary: David Lewis". The Telegraph. The Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Berkeley George Andrew Moynihan, 1st Baron Moynihan | British surgeon". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Pickles, William Norman (1886–1969) – Archives Hub". archiveshub.jisc.ac.uk. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Ovid: Welcome to Ovid". ovidsp.dc1.ovid.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  11. ^ "The Shipman Inquiry – BBC News" (PDF). 27 January 2005. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Jane Margery Wynne". Munk's Roll Volume XII. Royal College of Physicians. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Obituary: Professor Robert Zachary". The Independent. 18 March 1999. Retrieved 14 October 2019.

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