About us

We pursue the highest standards of research, education and training. 

We exist to create and share knowledge and to educate and train individuals to become exemplary clinicians, scientists, teachers and innovators. Our overall aim is to enhance the health of the people of Wales and the wider world.

Our research and clinical innovation is at the cutting edge, inspiring our teaching, informing national policy and practice and enabling the translation of research for the patient and public benefit throughout Cardiff, Wales and beyond.

Our performances go from strength to strength. Both our Medicine and Medical Pharmacology courses have leapt up the UK rankings with the Complete University Guide 2016 ranking them at 3rd and 2nd in the UK respectively.

We have a proud record of world-class research and of educational innovation. We are the oldest Medical School in Wales and one of the largest in the UK. We are ambitious and forward-looking and everything we do is aimed at improving the quality of care of patients.

John Bligh Dean of School of Medicine

Our students

Our student satisfaction rate is at an all time high of 92% according to the National Student Survey 2016.

Our medical students say that we are unique because of our 'real focus on the patient', the 'opportunity to work with teachers and researchers who are world experts', and being able to develop an 'excellent insight into what life as a doctor will be like'.