The Trust welcomed the first group of student doctors from the University of Sunderland’s new medical school in January.
Professor Jane Metcalf, deputy medical director, had a chance to meet the students during the morning session and gave them an overview of the organisation and their upcoming training.
Afterwards, the group were then given a tour of the University Hospital of North Tees and had the opportunity to speak to staff and patients.
This is the start of an exciting new partnership between the trust and one of its local universities.
A new generation of student doctors for the region
As a new school of medicine at Sunderland University, the honours degree offers an innovative, highly-integrated curriculum.
Professor Metcalf said: “We hope our new student doctors had an enjoyable first experience and look forward to seeing them when they return for future clinical placements.”
University of Sunderland, School of Medicine
The University of Sunderland welcomed its first cohort of 50 students to its new School of Medicine in September 2019.
The school was established to address the imbalance across the region and across England of medical education places. It was also established to make the profession more accessible to all possible hopeful medical professionals and to better reflect the communities it serves.