New prospectus and new staff as the Hull York Medical School gears up for its first intake
Posted on 2 June 2003
A striking new prospectus and the appointment of another group of internationally-respected staff have been announced by the new Hull York Medical School as it gets ready to open its doors for the first time.
HYMS, the landmark medical school established by the Universities of
York and Hull, has attracted 1,100 applications for 130 places THIS
YEAR. The first students arrive in September.
Students have been attracted by the international reputation of the two
universities, which both already have respected nurse training
programmes. Meanwhile, the prospectus for students applying for places
in 2004 has been launched. It is a 28-page, full-colour brochure with
attractive pictures and text profiling the Medical School, the region,
and the NHS.
Professor Bill Gillespie, Dean of HYMS, said: "The School will be
providing a world-class opportunity to study an exciting and
forward-thinking curriculum. We'll be attracting and educating the very
best. This bright new prospectus highlights the huge amount each
University, and the region, has to offer."
The new staff are:
Dr Menos Lagopoulos who has been appointed senior lecturer in anatomy.
He comes from a similar post at St George's Hospital Medical School in
London, where he has focused on teaching and writing workbooks. His
research areas are peptic ulcer diseases, sports injuries, and trauma.
Dr Samuel Cobb becomes lecturer in anatomy. He is currently a Leverhulme
Research Fellow in the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology
at University College, London. His research interests are in the
interpretation of morphological differences in terms of underlying
- Dr Sarah Elton has also been appointed lecturer in anatomy. She joins
HYMS from the University of Kent where she has been a lecturer in
biological anthropology. Her research centres primarily on primate and
human functional morphology and evolutionary anatomy.
- Lesley Dewhurst is the new Interprofessional Education senior lecturer
for HYMS. She has developed modules across health professional courses
including radiography, physiotherapy, nursing, midwifery, and clinical
sciences. She researches collaborative working, including with children
with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
- Jim Kerslake has been appointed online learning officer and web
developer. He has wide experience in website development in university
and commercial environments.
Notes to editors:
- Students will graduate with a degree from both universities
- Copies of the HYMS prospectus are available from the admissions
offices of either University:
University of Hull: 0870 126 2000
University of York: 01904 433527
- The medical school curriculum provides an unusual variety of
study, with rural and urban contrasts, a strong emphasis on
community-based medicine, a focus on evidence-based treatments, and the
teaching of communications and management skills.
- HYMS aims to improve healthcare services in an area with
significant health deprivation and is expected to boost the regional
economy through developments in biomedical and health services research.
It is also hoped that it will help recruit and retain high-quality
clinical staff and create new jobs.