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School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health

Small, Friendly Year Group

As a medical student at Durham University you will be part of a year group of around 100 students. This small class size contributes to a friendly learning environment where students get to know each other and all of the staff. 

All students are allocated a "peer parent" - a second year medical student, whose job it is to help you settle into the course and University life.

“Being a medical student at Durham means being part of a community. Having such a small campus means that you're treated like an individual and you get to know all the students and lecturers on your course. MedSoc organises some excellent events throughout the year and everybody gets Medic parents from the second year which helps us to mingle with the second years.”

Abby Gault, Stage 1