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Wales' biggest medical school has launched a new education programme designed to train and retain the best doctors in the country. It comes amid fears that too many medics are being lured to other parts of the UK and even abroad with hospitals and GP surgeries here are struggling.
Cardiff has unveiled a new approach to training and retaining doctors in Wales.
Marking the biggest transformation of Cardiff University's medical education programme since its School of Medicine was founded in 1921 the new curriculum aims to cultivate world-class doctors by introducing more community centred learning.
Studies show that medical students who train in underserved areas are more likely to return there to work after graduation.
Professor John Bligh, Dean of Cardiff University's School of Medicine said:
"Ultimately our goal is to modernise teaching with a view to producing world-class clinicians who want to live and work in Wales for the benefit of Welsh patients, and we hope the community-centred learning experience that this curriculum offers will encourage this."
Under the new curriculum, students will be introduced to community-based learning in their first year to ensure early patient contact. Cardiff University School of Medicine is responsible for the graduation of 300 student doctors annually.
A new education programme launched by Cardiff University's School of Medicine aims to transform the way doctors are trained and produce more doctors 'who want to live and work in Wales'.
Wales' largest medical school has unveiled a new education programme designed to attract, train and retain the best doctors for the country.
Cardiff University's School of Medicine will launch a new undergraduate patient-focused curriculum to transform the way doctors are trained.
Under the new curriculum, aspiring doctors will visit patients at home and learn about clinical consulting from GP tutors in their surgeries.