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£500 Bursary for Medicine Foundation Year Students from Lincolnshire
Published: 19th September 2018, 9:18am
£500 Bursary for Medicine Foundation Year Students from Lincolnshire Medical students from Lincolnshire who join the foundation year for the county’s new medical school programme will be given a financial boost of £500 to help with their studies.

The six-year Medicine with a Foundation Year programme (UCAS course code A18L) has been specifically designed to widen access to the study of medicine and it is open to students who don’t meet the standard entry criteria for a Medicine degree.

The bursary is being offered to prospective Medicine students from Lincolnshire as part of the University of Lincoln’s commitment to help encourage students to undertake their studies in the county, potentially leading to junior doctor training and future jobs in the region. Anyone interested in studying Medicine at Lincoln was able to find out more at an event on Saturday 22nd September 2018 at a Medicine Insight Day, which provided opportunities to speak to staff about the course and take part in a range of activities.

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln, said: “We want to encourage local students to study medicine here in the county. There is a real need for us to address future projected shortages of doctors by offering first class training, developing local talent and then encouraging our medics to stay here in Lincolnshire.”

This funding for Lincolnshire students during their Foundation Year complements a core bursary provided by the University of Nottingham to students who gain entry to the Medicine with a Foundation Year programme. Any students studying Medicine at the Lincoln campus will also be eligible to apply for this University of Nottingham bursary.

The University of Lincoln and University of Nottingham confirmed in March 2018 they had been successful in their bid to establish a new medical school for Lincolnshire. It followed an announcement in 2016 by Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt of an additional 1,500 medical school training places across England.

Plans are currently underway to build a state-of-the-art facility for the medical school at the University of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool campus, and a major fundraising campaign has been launched to help raise funds towards the £21.1 million cost of the building.

Students will study the University of Nottingham's Medicine BMBS syllabus or Medicine BMBS with Foundation Year in Lincoln, taught by academic staff from both universities.

Nottingham medicine courses are some of the most popular in the country, offering innovative teaching and early interaction with patients.

Professor Stuart added: "We aim to ensure that our student doctors learn from experience and that the course offers varied placements, providing the opportunity to gain hands-on clinical experience through our excellent links with local Lincolnshire NHS trusts.”

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