Medway students with aspirations to become a doctor have been given an extra boost with the announcement of a full-fees scholarship funded by Medway Council.
KMMS is a collaboration between the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University and will welcome its first students in 2020.
This scholarship offers an amazing opportunity to support a local student and is an example of how Medway Council is supporting its residents to achieve their full potential.
The scholarship will be open to students from Medway who have a confirmed place at KMMS.
Cllr David Brake, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Adult Services, covering Public Health, said: ‘We are delighted to announce this scholarship which will give a Medway resident the chance to become a doctor. We are proud to be supporting the learning and development of our students who aspire to become doctors. We are committed to supporting people to achieve their full potential and this scholarship is a prime example of our commitment.
‘The Kent and Medway Medical School is not only a fantastic opportunity for students but it will also benefit our local health care system and help to increase the number of medical students and GPs across Kent and Medway.
‘We’re looking forward to continuing to work with the Medical School when it starts to teach the first class of students next year.’
Professor Chris Holland, Founding Dean, KMMS, said: ‘This scholarship is a powerful example of how Medway Council is supporting the ambitions of the Kent and Medway Medical School. It is great that this scholarship will support a student from Medway throughout their five years studying with us.”
Full details of the criteria for this scholarship will be published on the KMMS website.