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Cathy Jackson

Professor Cathy Jackson MD FHEA

Executive Dean & Head of School of Medicine

West Cumbria is not alone in its challenges and provides a beautiful setting for training clinicians and others from all over the UK and beyond in all aspects of medicine relating to living, working and recreation in remote and rural environments. Remote and rural recreation and sport is an area where training can help in the prevention and management of injuries and ill health and the centre will also provide a variety of short courses and degree programs aimed to help those who enjoy rural pursuits stay safe and deal with medical emergencies.

Rural medicine has been under-served for a number of years and the centre aims to provide a focus for remote and rural medical education and research in collaboration with colleagues globally.

Education
The National Centre offers a number of academic programmes to support students from the region and help boost the local economy in West Cumbria. This includes our BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences Foundation Entry programme, watch to find out more.

  • Located in West Cumbria the Centre provides students with a unique set of opportunities, allowing them to the variety of clinical experiences which comes with the challenges of remote and rural medicine.

  • The West Cumberland Medical Education Centre (WCMEC) is a research, teaching and medical education facility led by senior clinical academics with a background in acute medicine and primary care in West Cumbria.

  • UCLan understands that technology offers unparalleled opportunities for health and care providers in rural areas to meet the growing challenge of delivering services effectively and efficiently.

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