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New Clinical Education Hub opens its doors to students for the first time


Warwick Medical School’s brand-new Clinical Education Hub has opened its doors for the first time to students.

The £4.2M facility offers students the opportunity to learn and develop in a state-of-the-art environment, incorporating purpose-built spaces for Clinical Anatomy and Clinical Skills. The facility benefits from the UK’s largest collection of plastinated human specimens from von Hagens Plastination, flexible wet-lab spaces, a realistic training ward, dedicated clinical spaces, and an immersion (AR/VR) suite to simulate realistic environments for situation-based learning.

The first cohort of year 1 MB ChB students got to experience the facility first hand, in their first few days as medical students.

Kylie Maisey, 1st year MB ChB student, said: “This is a really great facility. I have found it so useful in putting the taught theory into practice, seeing how it works in real life. I was able to work with real patients in my first week of my medical degree, which is fabulous. I wanted to get stuck in and I have been able to do so in a really supportive environment. By being able to interact with patients from the outset alongside the theory, I feel that I will be able to develop the whole package of skills I need to become a doctor.”

Katie Thornton, 1st year MB ChB student, commented ‘My first few months have been really enjoyable and so interesting! There’s been so much to get involved in. The facilities are amazing – the teaching is fantastic, the anatomy session was fascinating, and it's been a privilege to meet patients so early on - it helps us develop our clinical skills from Week 1, which is brilliant! I’ve really enjoyed it so far’


Professor Richard Tunstall, who created the vision for the Clinical Education Hub, is delighted to see the facility open for teaching. He said;

"It has been great to see students experience and benefit from our brand new Clinical Education Hub. The Hub offers our students the very latest technologies, innovations, and purpose-built learning spaces within a realistic and professional environment. At Warwick, we believe passionately in ensuring all levels of learner are immersed in practical hands-on experience to gain as much knowledge and insight as early as possible within their training.

"We opened the facility in October, and already have MB ChB students working directly with real patients and immersed in learning within our cutting-edge Clinical Anatomy facility. We believe that by providing a professional, and unrivalled clinical teaching environment, our students adopt a mature and focused approach to learning, which we have already seen in both our first and second year students."

For more information about the Warwick Medical School MB ChB programme, the largest graduate entry programme in the country, visit the web pages. To hear more about what our students think of the facility, visit this page.