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Imperial Proposes 20% Cut in Medic Academics

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Aug 08 2009 18:32

The Faculty of Medicine could cut staff by a fifth in a move to cut costs, including 80 academics in the faculty.

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Aug 08 2009 19:42

Well, that was about time, wasn't it? Bl**dy medics!

Aug 08 2009 21:20

They've had it too easy, they should've performed better in the RAE...

Aug 12 2009 23:57

All of the class at gimperial is in the faculty of medicine. Sorry but that sh*t costs money.

Aug 13 2009 10:52

The RAE is the Research Assessment Exercise, which led to a cut in Imperial College's research funding.

Aug 18 2009 19:25

Look deeper into this. These job cuts have nothing to do with financial difficulties or the RAE. To my knowledge this is the 4th restructuring round of job cuts in the Faculty of Medicine in just the last 10 years. This one just happens to be the biggest. Remember the Division of Biomedical Sciences? The process is 'business as usual' for 'Imperial plc' and is work-force engineering plain and simple.

Mar 14 2010 02:50

For all of you out there. At the end no medics lost their post. The only job losses were of scientist especially some of advanced age. Medics survived the cut.

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Mar 14 2010 19:23
8. Hmm.   
Mar 15 2010 09:42

To say "no medics, only scientists" is missing the point. The article is about academics- i.e. teaching and research staff- in medical fields, rather than the loss of clinical posts involved in patient care- but even if you are commenting purely from the viewpoint of patient care (whereas this article is also concerned about impact on medical and research students and the college's research base), the loss of those people involved in training new doctors and investigating new treatments is still a loss.

Mar 16 2010 00:05

No. The no medics - only scientists is actually spot on. It shows, as it is well known, that medics are not scientists but only half humanities students. Half, as they are even worse - medics, to be concise.

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