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Keele School of Medicine is spread across several sites in Staffordshire and Shropshire. The three principal buildings are located at the University main campus and at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) three miles away. There is also a substantial School of Medicine presence at our associate teaching hospital at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust in Shropshire, at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, at County Hospital, and at Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust at both Stafford and Shrewsbury. All undergraduate medical students can expect to spend varying periods of time at all of these sites during their five years on the course.
The David Weatherall building at Keele campus was opened in September 2003. It contains everything that one would expect in a modern purpose-built facility, including a large lecture theatre, seminar rooms, IT laboratory, an anatomy suite, multi-user laboratories, a resource room, student common room and refreshment area. In 2013, the building has been extended to provide state-of-the-art anatomy facilities, enhanced IT suite, and more seminar rooms. In addition to this the University provides library and information services in the nearby Information Services building.
At the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) campus, there are two educational buildings: the Keele University School of Medicine (UHNM Hospital Campus) building, opened in 2003, and the Clinical Education Centre, opened in 2004. As well as the usual teaching rooms, the Clinical Education Centre provides a multi-professional Health Library and superb clinical skills laboratory facilities. The Postgraduate offices for the School are located in the Clinical Education Centre building.
The Harplands Hospital (North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust) building behind the Clinical Education Centre includes a dedicated student common room/IT facility, seminar rooms and a small skills laboratory.
At the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, the Learning Centre was opened in 2008. It contains seminar rooms, a clinical skills laboratory, a student common room/resource room, and an integrated Health Library. New, high standard living accommodation for students opened in August 2009 at the Shrewsbury site.
At Stafford, County Hospital has an excellent postgraduate Medical Centre with a formal lecture theatre, several teaching rooms and library facilities, which are all available to medical students. In addition, the development of another building on the site to add a common room, administrative office, teaching rooms, IT facilities and a skills laboratory, will enhance the existing facilities. Residential accommodation is also provided on site. The Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is also planning to develop dedicated space for Keele medical students at St George's Hospital site in Stafford.
Take a virtual tour of Keele University School of Medicine. (This tour requires Flash technology to be installed).
Interact with the floor plan to view our rooms and listen to student views about our state-of-the-art facilities.
This virtual tour was produced in 2006.
Please note that since this virtual tour was produced we have invested in a substantial extension to provide state-of-the-art anatomy facilities, enhanced IT suite and more seminar rooms.