Kent and Medway Medical School awarded additional places for 2025

Gary Hughes

Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS) has been awarded nine additional student places for September 2025 entry.

Following a government announcement, 350 additional medical school places have been approved, with 77 places allocated to the South East of England.  

This is the latest step from the Government to deliver the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan. Published in June 2023. The plan sets out an ambition to double the number of medical places by 2031/32, which would take the total number of places to study medicine to 15,000 per year.  

Within the expansion process, there was an indicative pre-allocation of places that considered capacity and the need to expand the medical workforce. A significant number were therefore allocated to two new medical schools.  

Professor Chris Holland, Founding Dean of KMMS said: ‘We had always planned to expand once we had delivered our first full programme (Summer 2025) so are delighted to have this small increase in student numbers ahead of this date.’

Further information regarding the announcement can be found on the Government website. 

KMMS students in the simulation suite