£7M INVESTMENT BOOST FOR UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL’S SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE
The University of Liverpool’s School of Medicine is spearheading a major strategic change by investing £7m In its school of medicine.
Funds totalling £2m will be used to strengthen its staff base across a range of academic, clinical and professional services roles.
This recruitment drive is expected to substantially increase expert clinical input in both ongoing clinical developments and teaching timetable.
Around half of the new staff expected to join the school by the start of the 2018/19 academic year, with the first phase of recruitment well underway.
Prof Hazel Scott, Dean of the School of Medicine, said: “The School of Medicine has helped position Liverpool at the forefront of medical practice and research for over 180 years.
“This investment will enable us to incorporate emerging models of care and innovations in medicine…”
“Now we need to innovate and change how we work to better reflect the needs of today’s students and those of our healthcare partners.
“This investment will enable us to incorporate emerging models of care and innovations in medicine within the curriculum and better prepare the doctors of the future.”
A further £5m is being invested in developing new facilities at the School’s Cedar House base on Ashton Street.
Extensive work to refurbish the six-storey building and improve its learning and social environment has already begun and further work is planned to create a more identifiable ‘home’ for the School’s 1,500 medical students.
Investigations are also ongoing on how to incorporate simulation training facilities, so that students can benefit from enhanced experiential learning techniques.
Prof Scott said: “The redevelopment of Cedar House is about more than bricks and mortar. It is about creating a supportive, vibrant community of practitioners that includes students, staff, and alumni as well as our NHS colleagues, in an environment that feels and delivers a superb space for medical training.”
For more information on the University’s School of Medicine visit: liverpool.ac.uk/medicine