Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry induction

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Dear Students

As the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, I would like to extend my warmest welcome to all of you. Our staff will do their very best to ensure your time in Plymouth studying one of our courses in medicine, dentistry and biomedical sciences enables you to fulfil your full potential and aspirations for your future careers. The University of Plymouth and our Faculty offers a unique student experience and I hope your time here is one to cherish for the rest of your life.

With best wishes

Professor Hisham Khalil
Interim Dean
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Peninsula Medical School

I welcome you to Peninsula Medical School. You have joined an intellectually challenging and contemporary course that will prepare you extremely well for safe and effective medical practice. It’s been a lot of hard work to get here, so congratulations on achieving your place at medical school!

You are expected to take responsibility for your learning, and I urge you to strike a good balance between study and leisure time, and to take full advantage of the structured guidance and state-of-the-art resources available to support your studies. We have a very strong education team, comprising scientists and clinicians, all willing and well qualified to support and guide you during the programme, as partners, to help you to achieve your full potential.

I wish you every success on the programme and the staff and I look forward to working with you to achieve your aspirations of becoming outstanding doctors.

Professor David Bristow
Head of Peninsula Medical School

Peninsula Dental School

On behalf of the Peninsula Dental School I am delighted to welcome you to our School. I hope you will enjoy your studies and learning experiences with your fellow students.

The Dental School staff will work closely as a team to support you and we are sure you will benefit from the vitality of the School with excellent teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and in-depth specialist expertise available to you.

Wishing you every success and I look forward to meeting you,

Professor Chris Tredwin
Head of Peninsula Dental School


School of Biomedical Sciences

I am delighted to welcome you to the School of Biomedical Sciences we hope you will find all of the programmes both challenging and enjoyable.

The School is committed to academic quality in learning and teaching and to high quality and world-leading research in translational biomedicine. Academic staff from the School are engaged in research which benefits patient care and informs teaching. Your learning will also be enhanced by our partnership and collaborations with healthcare educators and practising biomedical scientists, dieticians, psychologists, and clinicians.

I look forward to meeting you in person during the initial weeks of your course, but in the meantime take full advantage of the facilities and learning environment that we endeavour to provide and approach your studies with a positive attitude and an open, enquiring mind. Most of all, I hope your time with us is both profitable and enjoyable.

Dr Gail Rees
Acting Head of School of Biomedical Sciences

Medicine and Dentistry: induction information