The exterior of the Pears Building

About Us

Bringing together centres of excellence in health and medical education

We are Kent and Medway Medical School. We are KMMS.

KMMS brings together existing centres of excellence in health and medical education to create something new and exciting: a new way of addressing the future needs of healthcare, of the region and of society as a whole.

Led by its Founding Dean, Professor Chris Holland, the School is a partnership between complementary institutions in the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent and Medway’s healthcare providers and the community itself.

It is also a partnership that draws on the support from our parent partner institution, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, the UK’s top-ranking undergraduate medical school for overall student satisfaction.

In September 2020, KMMS welcomed its first students and will offer 100 undergraduate medical places on an annual basis. The five-year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree will be taught at our two Canterbury campuses, with a distinctive emphasis on person-centred, collaborative healthcare and early medical placements in Primary, Community, Mental Health and Secondary Care settings across Kent and Medway.

We are 100% committed to ensuring that our students are representative and inclusive of the communities they will serve.