George Davies Building, largest UK Passivhaus and home of Leicester Medical School

Leicester Medical School is a medical school, which is part of the University of Leicester. The school was founded in 1975[citation needed], although between 2000 and 2007 it was part of the joint Leicester-Warwick Medical School. As of 2010, the medical school admits 175 British students per year includes 20 students from overseas.[1] Leicester was ranked 23rd in the UK among 31 medical schools in the 2015 Guardian University Guide.[2] Leicester Medical School is the first UK medical school to adopt a one-iPad-per-student programme at the undergraduate level, commencing in 2013.[3] Leicester Medical School is one of the few UK medical schools offering full-body cadaveric dissection.[4]

Leicester Medical School
TypeMedical school
Parent institution
University of Leicester
DeanProfessor Richard Holland
Undergraduates224 UK students + 17 International
Location, ,
52°37′26″N 1°07′28″W / 52.6238°N 1.1245°W / 52.6238; -1.1245Coordinates: 52°37′26″N 1°07′28″W / 52.6238°N 1.1245°W / 52.6238; -1.1245



Leicester medical school offers MBChB degree courses in medicine, either as an undergraduate five-year course, or Health Sciences-graduate four-year course.[5][6] Some students also adopt to take an intercalated BSc Honours Degree. Leicester Medical school is the first medical school in the UK to teach e-consultations to students.[7][8]


The school was formed following the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Medical Education (1965–68) (which issued its report, popularly known as the "Todd Report" in 1968). The Commission estimated that by 1994 the UK would need to train more than 4500 doctors a year,[9] and that this would need to be achieved by both increasing the numbers of medical students at existing medical schools, and by establishing a number of new medical schools. It recommended the creation of new medical schools at the Universities of Nottingham, Southampton and Leicester.[10]

In 2000, Leicester Medical School assisted the University of Warwick in the foundation of the Leicester-Warwick Medical School, combining Leicester's own school with a new institution based at the University of Warwick.[11][6] The project was successful, and in 2007, the two institutions separated, creating Warwick Medical School, and recreating Leicester Medical School.[12]

In 2012, it was announced that Leicester Medical School was to be rebuilt.[13][14] The £42 million new build began in 2013, and is expected to be completed in 2015.[15] The building will be used by its first cohort of medical students in September 2016. [16] Professor Stewart Petersen said that the reason for this rebuild was "We want to attract the best medical students. We’re also acutely aware that students want the best facilities and value for money when being charged £9,000 fees."[14]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ " UK Medical School Statistics". Archived from the original on December 4, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-08.
  2. ^ "University guide 2015: league table for medicine". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Teaching and Learning with iPads - Guides for Instructors". University of Leicester. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  4. ^ "The Medic Portal - Leicester". The Medic Portal. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  5. ^ "All courses". Medical Schools Council. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Undergraduate Board To consider QABME: the School of Medicine, University of Leicester for 2005/06" (PDF). General Medical Council. 1 September 2006. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Med school teaches e-consultation". EHI news. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Use PKB to teach online consultations". Patients Know Best. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Intake, output, and drop out in United Kingdom medical schools". BMJ. 6 April 1996. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  10. ^ "MEDICAL EDUCATION: THE TODD REPORT". Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  11. ^ Howie, John; Whitfield, Michael (2011). Academic General Practice in the UK Medical Schools, 1948-2000: A Short History. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Quality Assurance of Basic Medical Education. Report on University of Warwick, Warwick Medical School" (PDF). General Medical Council. 10 December 2007. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  13. ^ "Leicester university medical training centre approved". BBC News. 14 March 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  14. ^ a b "Leicester Uni unveils £30m medical school plan". Construction Enquirer. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  15. ^ "Work to start on £42 million Centre for Medicine at University of Leicester". Leicester Mercury. 14 December 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  16. ^ Medical School UCAS Visit Day, Saturday 16 April 2016