War zone trauma surgeon gives opening lecture

The University of Buckingham Medical School
The University of Buckingham Medical School

Student doctors at a new medical school have had their opening lecture, from a war zone trauma surgeon.

On Wednesday, consultant vascular surgeon David Nott gave the inaugural lecture to the first intake of 67 students at the UK’s first independent medical school at the University of Buckingham.

Mr Nott has more than 20 years’ experience working in countries that are scarred by war and natural disasters. He has worked in Syria, Bosnia, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Gaza, Afghanistan and Haiti.

The first cohort of students, who registered for the four-and-a-half-year MB ChB course on Sunday, have been undergoing an induction week, where they have heard from local GPs, an A&E consultant from Milton Keynes Hospital, a mental health specialist from St Andrew’s, Northampton, and a community health specialist.