Swansea medical school: regulator has “significant concerns”
College of medicine lacks expertise to run full postgraduate course
The General Medical Council has ruled that Swansea University College of Medicine is “not ready” to start assessing third year students on their graduate entry medicine course for the start of the new academic year in September 2011.
Since the course began in 2004, the four year fast track course has required students to spend the first two years of their education in Swansea and complete years three and four in Cardiff. Swansea’s College of Medicine had hoped to take on the teaching and assessment of third and fourth year students, but this has now been deferred to September 2012, because of reservations expressed by the GMC.
Desley Turner, the BMA student representative for Swansea Medical School, who is in her second year commented: “This is clearly very worrying for the students who anticipated completing their degree in Swansea, and the news comes at a stressful time—just as we are