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.

From September 2020, KMMS 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.


Please take time to watch our video where Professor Rama Thirunamachandran,Vice-Chancellor of Canterbury Christ Church University and Professor Karen Cox, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Kent talk about the new Kent & Medway Medical School.

University of Kent, Canterbury Campus

CCCU Simulation Suite

Canterbury Cathedral, Kent