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Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD) is a Medical and Dental school in England, run in partnership with the University of Exeter, the University of Plymouth and the NHS in Devon and Cornwall. In January 2013 the school began disaggregation to form Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and University of Exeter Medical School.The school has campuses at the University of Plymouth, the University of Exeter, the John Bull Building (Derriford Hospital and Plymouth Science Park), the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and the Royal Cornwall Hospital. Teaching of medical students took place at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple, South Devon Healthcare Trust in Torbay and General Practices across the region plus a number of community orientated healthcare settings. Research Research within the college focused on four main themes; Diabetes, Cardiovascular Risk and Ageing, Neuroscience (embracing both neurology and mental health), Health Services Research and Environment and Human Health. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) Peninsula Medical School submitted in two Units of Assessment: "Other Hospital Based Clinical Subjects" and "Health Services Research". In "Other Hospital Based Clinical Subjects", 65% of their submission was judged to be of international or world class quality. This ranked Peninsula Medical Schools research 11th of 27 submissions from other UK Medical Schools. Their research in the "Health Services Research" category was also judged to be of high international standard, with 50% of Peninsula Medical Schools submission judged as international or world class, ranking them 13th out of 24 submissions.