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Bradford appoints first Honorary Professor of Medical Education in boost to medical school ambition


The University of Bradford has appointed Dr Alex Brown as Honorary Professor of Medical Education

Professor Brown is Director of Undergraduate Medical Education at Bradford Teaching Hospital NHS Trust and a key member of the University’s widening access into medicine working group. He has played a leading role in the development of high quality medical education and has worked extensively with schools in Bradford to encourage pupils to study for medicine who might not otherwise have considered it.

Professor Brown’s appointment will support the University’s ambition to develop a medical school in response to the Department of Health’s objective to make the NHS self-sufficient in doctors by 2025.

Professor Brown said: “I was very pleased and surprised to receive this honour from the University. It has been very rewarding to be a part of the team developing plans for the Medical School which will be a great addition to both the University of Bradford and the local population.”

Professor Shirley Congdon, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), said: “Alex has a real passion and commitment for widening access to medical education and has played a key role in the development of our proposed innovative medical school curriculum.

“He has created and sustained an outstanding approach to supporting medical students on placement at Bradford NHS Teaching Hospital Trust. I am delighted that he accepted this position and he will be instrumental in our bid to develop a medical school.”

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