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MBBS Medicine

The Norwich Medical School at James Paget University Hospitals provides a third of the UEA students their Secondary Care modules and it is a constantly evolving and forward thinking development, aimed at providing excellent education in a friendly environment.

The MBBS degree programme is an innovative and highly integrated undergraduate course which runs over 5 years and is divided into 15 modules.  The degree is structured on Problem Based Learning (PBL) which encourages learning through small group sessions, which are supported by whole class discussions, lectures and seminars.  Clinical, communications and IT skills are taught throughout and clinical experience is provided in General Practice (Primary Care) and in hospitals (Secondary Care).

The Trust has a very strong commitment to the training of medical students across all disciplines and it has an excellent reputation for the quality of the education provided. A mark of this is the popularity of the James Paget with newly qualified doctors from the UEA. We consistently receive excellent student feedback in all domains of education and administration at the JPUH.

The curriculum is planned by UEA academics and local clinicians and approved by the General Medical Council. Students meet patients from the very start of their training, and teamwork is a priority. 

Professor Jerome Pereira, Honorary Senior Lecturer at the UEA, said: “We have consistently provided high quality secondary care centres over the last 18 years as evidenced by the student evaluations.”





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World Top 200 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020) 



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UK Top 25 

(The Times/ Sunday Times 2020 & Complete University Guide 2020)