Congratulations Class of 2018

We are delighted to celebrate the achievements of our ‘Class of 2018’ and wish them well as they continue their journey to being brilliant doctors.

We are extremely proud of all our graduates, who we believe graduate with the skills, knowledge and commitment to make a lasting, positive impact on healthcare in our region and beyond.

For many graduands, graduation marks the culmination of five or more years of study. It is also a time to reflect on your experiences and achievements and give thanks to the family, friends and staff members who have supported you on your journey.

Celebrating 10 years of exceptional graduates

We produce a different kind of graduate – one with the scientific knowledge and problem solving, analytical and communication skills needed to deliver brilliant healthcare from day one. On behalf of Hull York Medical School, I would like to congratulate all graduands on your achievements. I hope you enjoy today and I wish you every success for the future.

Professor Una Macleod Dean of Hull York Medical School and practising GP

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Celebrating 10 years of exceptional graduates

Since the School was established we have been committed to delivering programmes which are innovative, contemporary and relevant to future healthcare needs – ensuring our graduates are able to thrive in their chosen careers and specialties.

This year we celebrate our tenth graduating cohort of MB BS students. Those pioneering first students and staff helped shaped the school we are today, as well as those who graduated thereafter.

The spirit of innovation and commitment to improving the lives of patients which was instilled from day one remains and we look forward to inspiring future medical professionals with the research, skills and knowledge they need to deliver brilliant healthcare.

Pictured: Graduating class of 2008

What our 2008 and 2018 graduates say

We produce a different kind of graduate. Hear what our graduates have to say about what it means to be a #HullYorkMedic:

“When people ask where I trained, I tell them I went to Hull York Medical School with a sense of pride. The way medical education was delivered felt new and innovative, and I gained confidence in communication and non-technical skills. As a Consultant in Emergency Medicine, these skills are invaluable in my work and without them I would not be where I am today.”
Dr Damian Garwell, MB BS FRCEM, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Class of 2008

“I started Hull York Medical School with my fellow pioneering students in September 2003 and I had no idea what an adventure I was about to embark on. I really valued the early patient contact and small group work and my confidence grew over the first phase of teaching. I have friends and colleagues for life, many working close by, thanks to the medical school. I am currently working as a GP locally in York and am looking forward to teaching the next generation of medical students and postgraduates. I’m completing the PGCHPE with Hull York Medical School at present and it’s so nice to see some familiar faces on campus!”
Dr Abbie Brookes, MB BS, GP, Class of 2008

“My time at the Hull York Medical School has been truly special. The overwhelming positive impact my experience at the Hull York Medical School has had on my practice as a vascular surgeon cannot be quantified. I cannot recommend the support, dedication of the staff and resources available at this exciting medical school. From the core skills and clinical competencies learned at MB BS level, through to my postgraduate development - the education, its passionate delivery and the direct translation into the real world environment has been outstanding.”
Mr Sandip Nandhra MBBS MD PGCME PGCDI FHEA MRCS, Vascular Surgeon, Class of 2008 and Class of 2018

“The things that drive me to be a good doctor is being surrounded by such driven and enthusiastic colleagues, who equally want to do good and have an impact on patients’ lives. I’m about to enter into the NHS and work as a doctor, and hopefully all my hard will pay off and I can make a difference.”
Christian Wake, FY1 Doctor, Class of 2018

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