Gozo has been chosen as the location for the prestigious new medical school to be set up in Malta by the Queen Mary University of London. The school will also require Maltese hospital staff to provide teaching in the latter years of the course.

The agreement to open a medical school in Malta was announced on Wednesday during a public consultation meeting with the Health Minister.

In 2008 UK government research ranked Barts first in London for quality of its medical research and fourth country-wide.

“Barts are highly interested in setting up the medical school at the Gozo General Hospital. This will elevate the status of the Gozo hospital to a teaching hospital and earn it international acclaim,” a spokesman for the Health Ministry said.

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