Improved environment for medical students

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Improved environment for medical students

New improved facilities at the LRI at James Cook University Hospital are almost finished ready for students in September.

Newcastle University has partnered with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to invest £1m to enhance medical student training in the North East. The investment in Teesside aims to increase the supply of doctors for the future at a time when there is a national recruitment and retention crisis within the profession. The cash injection will see the total number of medical students from Newcastle University on Teesside reach 300 a year.

The refurbishment and reconfiguration works, designed to create more spacious and attractive facilities, were undertaken during the exam season and were carefully phased to avoid disruption.

Included is a student common room, reception areas, multi-purpose seminar and teaching rooms, lockers and changing facilities and state of the art fully immersive simulation suite. There are also refreshment areas, garden access and break out zones for a cup of coffee, a snack or informal study, all adding to the improved environment for students and staff.