News in brief: April 2014
Cardiff University has launched an undergraduate medical curriculum designed specifically to “attract, train, and retain the best doctors for Wales.”
Earlier this year Plaid Cymru announced plans to tackle the medical recruitment crisis in Wales, which included paying off student debts.1
Cardiff University trains around 300 medical students each year and hopes that its C21 curriculum will encourage more doctors to remain in Wales after graduation.
The university said that the new curriculum would introduce medical students to community care in the first year of their studies.
The UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO) has announced that 7114 applicants (96.6%) to the 2014 foundation programme have been allocated to a foundation school.
Just over 92% of applicants got into one of their top five schools, and 82% were allocated to one of their top two choices, the UKFPO said.
In January UKFPO said that it had received 293 more applications than