New Centre for Medicine will be a ‘ground-breaking’ achievement

Posted by ap507 at Dec 12, 2013 11:05 AM |
University's new research and teaching institution to launch in 2015 for Medical School’s 40th Anniversary

The University's new £42m Centre for Medicine will become the hub for leading medical academics at the University, bringing together cutting-edge medical research and education for the first time under one roof.

The ground-breaking ceremony will be taking place on 18 December where senior members of the University, representatives of Willmott Dixon and two local patients will be present.

Construction of the Centre will begin later this year and will be completed in 2015 – the same year the Medical School celebrates its 40th anniversary.

The new Centre for Medicine will provide a unique opportunity for the University to bring together world-leading medical research and medical education under one roof and to produce doctors who are able to deliver high quality care in an effective and compassionate manner in a rapidly changing environment.

The Leicester Medical School was founded in 1971 and has developed an excellent reputation. The Guardian ranks the School in the UK’s top 10 and the General Medical Council has praised its students highly.

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Vice-Chancellor Professor Burgess marks the start of construction work with two local patients involved in medical teaching.