The school of medicine at the University of Cyprus will start the next academic year with five new academic staff members and will move to a newly equipped building, it was announced on Wednesday.
The medical school will now be housed in the newly renovated and fully equipped Shacolas school of medicine and health sciences, said the university. The building contains the clinical and anatomy laboratories of the medical school and the research centre for molecular medicine and an auditorium with 350 seats.
“A new era in the medical school of the University of Cyprus is starting with highly trained academic staff, new teaching premises while ensuring the clinical practice of our students in public hospitals,” Rector Constantinos Christofides said. “The University of Cyprus is developing dynamically, offering a high level of education, an individualised approach to guidance and support for our students and is raising increasingly high standards of excellence.”
He added that the medical school was already attracting excellent prospective students from Cyprus and Greece and that during the first three years of its operation the school has trained 84 students, 28 of whom are about to begin the most important part of their studies, the third year of clinical education.