Become a doctor with us

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The healthcare demands of the region continue to rise, and we are looking for aspiring doctors to help us meet those needs.

Joining the Pears Cumbria School of Medicine is a chance to benefit from a brand-new, innovative programme that will be embedded into the community. 

Our 4-year graduate-entry programme offers a clear path to career opportunities in the region. You will:

  • Have early exposure to clinical experience
  • Complete placements within a community that needs you
  • Graduate with an Imperial College London degree

You will gain expertise from the top-rated medical school at Imperial College London, complemented by the University of Cumbria’s longstanding reputation in training allied healthcare professionals. 

We strongly encourage applicants from marginalised backgrounds and from Cumbrians. We are committed to widening access to medical education and have implemented a more inclusive application process to do so. 

Whether you’re already a Cumbrian or looking to join a new community located in a beautiful location, this is the place to make a difference. 

The University of Cumbria is no.1 in the Northwest for Graduates into employment or further study within 15 months – (97% of Graduates – HESA 2023)

Imperial College London is ranked 8th in the world for Medicine (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)

Staff Testimonial

“I have worked within Cumbria in practice and education for over 10 years, and I have firsthand experience with the challenges the health system faces with recruiting doctors. I am proud to be part of a programme that will directly impact the community I live and work in.”
Tom Davidson
Director for the Centre of Excellence in Paramedic Practice
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