Gozo has been chosen as the location for the prestigious new medical school to be set up in Malta by the Queen Mary University of London. The school will also require Maltese hospital staff to provide teaching in the latter years of the course.
The agreement was reached between the Health Ministry and the Queen Mary University of London to open a medical school in Malta in a bid to brand the island internationally within the medical sector. The agreement will mean the opening of a campus of the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, which is the medical and dental school of Queen Mary University.
The agreement was announced by Health Minister Godfrey Farrugia during a public consultation meeting held yesterday evening and chaired by former TV presenter John Bundy, at Mater Dei Hospital.
In 2008 UK government research ranked Barts first in London for quality of its medical research and fourth country-wide.
“Barts are highly interested in setting up the medical school at the Gozo General Hospital. This will elevate the status of the Gozo hospital to a teaching hospital and earn it international acclaim,” a spokesman for the Health Ministry said.
Article source: The Times of Malta