It's official! ARU will soon be training the doctors of the future in Essex’s first undergraduate School of Medicine. Construction of the School of Medicine (you can watch it here: http://bit.ly/2yfa0uR) building at Anglia Ruskin’s Chelmsford campus, including specialist teaching facilities, is well under way and, subject to receiving Government-funded student places, the first students will start their degree in September 2018. Dr Ruth Jackson, our Pro Vice Chancellor for the School of Medicine Development, said: “We are passionate about making a significant contribution to the medical workforce in Essex. “At the moment, there is no pathway in Essex for the most able students in regional schools to practice medicine. We hope that the School of Medicine will change this and help the county and wider region to train and retain its own doctors. Our Vice Chancellor, Prof Iain Martin, said: “Building on our expertise in educating a wide range of healthcare professionals the new medical programme will help to ensure that our region can meet the workforce needs of the healthcare system into the future.