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Medical Education at East Kent Hospitals

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 Prathibha Bandipalyam, Director of Medical Education

A very warm welcome to you from Medical Education at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.

As Director of Medical Education for the Trust, I work with a large team to ensure that our undergraduate and postgraduate training programmes are of excellent quality and meet all the needs of our students and junior doctors.

We are a large Trust and we take in more than 500 medical students every year, in addition to more than 750 junior doctors, including those in training and specialty doctors.

Our main aim is to treat every student and junior doctor as an individual, and ensure that everyone is  supported to achieve their goals in their chosen career paths. We also believe that it is extremely important for you to enjoy your job!

I hope that you find this website useful and will choose to come and work with us. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

- Dr Prathibha Bandipalyam 

Director of Medical Education


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About us


Find out how the Medical Education Department train and support staff and students in their medical careers, including Library and Knowledge Services, and Clinical Photography and Illustration. 

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Study and train with us


View details of our comprehensive Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes, and find out what it's like to come and study or train with us.

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Opportunities and support


We have a broad range of support initiatives, hands-on training, and events to both celebrate the achievements of staff and students, and to introduce school students to medical careers.

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Life in east Kent


All the essentials to enable you to live, learn, work, and play in East Kent.

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Resources and further information


Links to further resources and contact information.

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