Newcastle Hospitals has a long history of teaching medical students. We work in partnership with Newcastle University to deliver comprehensive clinical skills and training as part of their Medicine (MBBS) programme.

Our doctors at Newcastle Hospitals are all responsible for the education of our undergraduate colleagues and within the Trust our Senior Clinical Tutor team work with the Workforce Development Undergrad team to oversee the training delivered by our multidisciplinary workforce.

Students from Newcastle Medical School (and NUMed based in Malaysia) are allocated to one of 8 Local Education Providers (LEPs). Within the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals LEP, the majority of the teaching involves students from Year 3 -5. However, many staff also contribute to teaching in Years 1 and 2 where students attend the Trust for ‘Early Clinical Experience’ – using a bank of selected clinical sessions and hospital visits. In addition to the taught courses, Newcastle also offer Student Selected Component and electives.

There are on average between 300-400 students at Newcastle Hospitals. 

The curriculum in the Medicine (MBBS) programme at Newcastle has been updated with greater focus on integrated teaching within the clinical environment with a move towards longitudinal clerkships within Year 4 and students apprenticeships in Year 5. As such, our responsibility to include the undergraduates into our clinical teams and everyday activities has become central to our combined success.

Newcastle University MBBS Course Structure

For more information please email our undergraduate team at [email protected]

The team are based on the ground floor of the Clinical Learning Centre (Laing O’Rourke Building) opposite the Leazes Wing, RVI.