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Last Updated: Saturday, 4 November 2006, 09:57 GMT
Medical school applications rise
Medical students and tutor
Overall 2,072 people applied for 214 places
The South West's Peninsula Medical School has broken all its previous application records.

For the first time, almost 10 people have applied for each one of the places on the school's undergraduate course.

Overall 2,072 people applied for 214 places. Since 2002 applications have increased by an average of 8% annually.

The school is operated jointly by the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter with student placements across a wide range of healthcare services.

Opened in 2002, teaching takes place at sites in Exeter, Plymouth and Truro.

The first intake of students is due to qualify as doctors in 2007.

By 2008 the university aims to have 1,500 students registered and studying in the South West.


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