Leading the way in medical education Leading the way in medical education

UEA has enjoyed considerable success in recent years in independent assessments of our teaching in individual subjects and in independent audits of the whole institution by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

The latest, in March 2009, gave us the highest possible ranking. The agency particularly commended the University on how we involve our students in quality assurance, on how student support services are managed and on our integrated approach to library and information technology provision. UEA has been one of the big winners in the National Student Survey, finishing in the top ten every year in published results. Nine out of ten final-year undergraduates were satisfied overall in 2010 and 2011 and this year the university won the student "WhatUni" student choice award for best university in the country.

Norwich Medical School has been described by the former Chief Medical Officer Liam Donaldson as "The jewel in the crown of (East Anglia's) high-quality health service" and a national leader in medical education. We have a diverse, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff with an international reputation for innovative and supportive teaching methods. According to the national student survey, 9/10 students felt staff were enthusiastic about what they were teaching and good at explaining it , a sentiment reflected in the GMCs opinion that at the Norwich Medical School "both tutors and students were satisfied by the way that learning was coming together, and with their knowledge and skills", that students "were confident in their learning and skills" and that there were "personal, effective and sophisticated support mechanisms for students who were under stress". This is no doubt reflected in the confidence displayed by our students as they enter clinical practice with the UK Foundation Program Office reporting that our students are hugely more at ease in performing clinical tasks than is the norm nationally.

Competence Norwich Medical School National average
Inserting stiches 99% 86%
Nutritional assessment 98% 75%
Dosage and administration of insulin 98% 71%
Blood transfusion 96% 69%
Use of local anaesthetics 100% 87%
Setting up of intravenous drip 100% 90%
Taking blood cultures 100% 90%

Source: GMC: State of Medical Education and Practice in the UK, 2014
(Norwich Medical School highlighted in red)

The courses that we offer for intercalation are tailored to meet the aspirations and enhance the career choice of tomorrow's doctors. They provide for teaching and mentorship from pre-eminent clinical academics affording invaluable hands-on experience for a wide range of medical research and practice and rely on our unique collaborations both with partner NHS institutions such as the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.