News article on Derry's new medical school in Northern Ireland that is due to open next year.
Derry’s new medical school could open by next year.
Prof. Dubras revealed that the university’s completed Outline Business Case was submitted to the Department of Health on October 21 last and “we are hopeful that it will be reviewed by the Minister as soon as possible.”
The new school, she says, aims to admit 70 students in its first year of operation - subject to Department of Health approval and successful progression of the MBBS course through the GMC’s quality assurance programme - with a phased increase, over a five-year period, to an annual intake of 100 students.
Prof. Dubras say that students who have an undergraduate degree in any discipline can apply for entry.
In addition to a 2:1 honours degree classification, selection criteria will include performance in the GAMSAT (Graduate Medical School Admissions Test) and a multiple “mini interview” process.