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Our doctors of the future

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Published: 3 December 2019

As our School of Medicine welcomes its first intake of medical students, the opportunities after their graduation are enormous. Achieving MBChB is the key to many doors.

Our medical graduates will be able to apply to the UK Foundation Programme, which is the nationally coordinated training programme for all medical graduates from every medical school in the UK. After two years of general training in the Foundation Programme, any speciality is available to them.

Medicine students in the Blood Lab


The University of Sunderland School of Medicine is the gateway to tomorrow’s surgeons, psychiatrists, general practitioners, hospital physicians and children’s doctors to mention just a few of the opportunities.

A University of Sunderland MBChB can lead to a career in medical research, pushing boundaries of medical knowledge or new treatments. It could lead to a career in medical education with opportunities to train the next generation of doctors or specialists. Who knows whether the next Chief Medical Officer or National Director of Cancer services is sitting in our first medical student cohort?

In the next decade, our graduates will be treating patients across the UK as well as in far-flung parts of the world. The future health of our nation and beyond will be in the hands of our current talented medical students.

One thing is certain; our medical students face an exciting and varied career after graduation. The medical education they receive will open a world of opportunity across a wide horizon of medical careers. We wish them all the best as they take the first steps in the exciting world of Medicine.