Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Health and Social Services
I am pleased to announce the Welsh Government will be funding up to 140 medical student places a year at the new North Wales Medical School. Direct intake will start in 2024.
We expect student numbers to increase steadily and to reach their optimum number from 2029 onwards. This gradual trajectory will provide time to assess and evaluate both the quality tuition and student experience at the new medical school.
Establishing a new medical school in North Wales is a key commitment, which will help Wales to train more medical students and ensure that training opportunities and the provision of qualified doctors are spread across Wales.
This is a real boost for North Wales, for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and for Bangor University.
I have written to the General Medical Council to confirm our support and endorsement of these plans. This letter of assurance enables the GMC to progress the accreditation process.