History of the Medical School in Newcastle

Lecturers from 1893The origins of the University owe much to a group of local medical practitioners who were responsible for the establishment of the first medical school in 1834.  At the height of the industrial revolution, the city of Newcastle found itself with a pressing need for doctors to serve a rapidly growing local population.

Much has changed since 1834, but the overlying commitment to training the best medical professionals and creating a healthier world remains the same as that of our founders.  Today, the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University is a world-class centre for biomedical research.

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