"Peninsula Medical School and Peninsula Dental School have come together in The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, a partnership with the University of Exeter, University of Plymouth and the NHS in Devon and Cornwall.
The Peninsula Medical School was established as a partnership between the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth and the NHS in Devon and Cornwall on 1 August 2000. Formed, following a successful bid to the Government, it is part of a national expansion of medical student numbers in the UK. Peninsula Medical School is one of five entirely new medical schools and was one of the first to be developed in the UK for more than 30 years.
The requirement to increase training capacity for dentists led to a successful bid to the Government that on 26 January 2006 established Peninsula Dental School as a partnership between the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth and the NHS in Devon and Cornwall. The first cohort of 64 students joined the Dental School in September 2007.
Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD) in partnership with the University of Plymouth, the University of Exeter and the NHS in the South West, is reorganising and restructuring its postgraduate provision in line with changes in the NHS and Higher Education sector. PCMD are developing a graduate school structure which will provide high quality certificate, diploma and masters level study for doctors, dentists and health care professionals from Autumn 2008."