A joint bid
from Leeds and Bradford to increase the number of medical
students has received Government backing, bringing an
extra 40 student places to the region.
of Medicine joined with the University of Bradford, and
NHS organisations across Bradford, Airedale and Leeds
to champion the bid, which aims to widen participation
for students entering medical education from non-traditional
The extra places
will help to address the growing shortage of medical staff
in Yorkshire – where hospital vacancy rates are now the
highest outside London.
Professor Alan Wilson said: "The success of this
bid will revolutionise the way doctors are trained. We
will develop more ‘home grown’ doctors from the pool of
talent that exists locally, and address the very real
need for more skilled staff."
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