- Affiliations University of Sussex and University of Brighton
- Campus Falmer
- Dean Prof Jonathan Cohen
- Established 2002
- Location Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom
- Type Medical school
- Typical Offer AAA
- Undergraduates 686 (as of Oct 07)
- Vice principal http://www.bsms.ac.uk
Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) is a medical school formed as a partnership of the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex. Like other UK medical schools it is based on the principles and standards of 'Tomorrow's Doctor', an initiative by the General Medical Council outlining the role of British practitioners. As of 2008 the school accepts some 138 British medical students and an additional 10 from overseas, at 16 applications per place it is one of the most popular courses in the UK.
Students on our course graduate with a joint Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BM BS) degree from the Universities of Sussex and Brighton.The BSMS medical degree programme has been designed to help you become a highly competent; strongly motivated doctor, committed to the highest standards of clinical practice, professionalism and patient care. By the time you graduate, you will have developed the knowledge and key personal skills and attitudes necessary to pursue a successful professional career.
The BSMS Paediatric Society was set up in June 2011. Ran by medical students for those interested in a career in child health. The society held the very first National Medical Student Paediatric Conference (NMSPC) in May 2012 supported by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). Delegates included over 250 students from all UK medical schools and individuals from the BSMS BrightMed (outreach program). Prestigious consultants from UK hospital trusts including Great Ormond Street Hospital were honoured speakers at the event. The society is proud to support the only children's hospice in Sussex, Chestnut Tree House in their fundraising efforts and promotion of their fantastic work. The second NMPSC will take place at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2013.