A series of events have been organised to mark the occasion and the latest, a celebratory gathering, attracted more than 800 staff, students and their families to the University of Brighton's Checkland Building at Falmer.
Activities included testing suturing skills, a walk through the connections of the heart and viewing students' art. There were medical quizzes from the 1800s, medical revues, and a silent auction to raise money for the BSMS Global Health charity helping people with podoconiosis, a disease of the lymph vessels of the lower limbs.
Professor Helen Smith, Head of Division of Public Health and Primary Care, said the "BSMS10 Over Sized Celebratory Extravaganza" was a "kaleidoscope of innovative entertainment and activities", and included music from the University of Sussex's Big Band and Medic Revue which highlighted the talent of BSMS students.
She said: "Opportunities to both catch up with former staff, alumni, old friends and to make new friends were particularly valued, and with the generosity of those there and donations from local businesses and friends we raised over £1,700 for the BSMS Global Health research programme. The whole event was a massive success."
BSMS is also supporting the Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice this year as the hospice is celebrating its tenth birthday as well.
Professor Jon Cohen, Professor of Infectious Diseases, was appointed the school's first Dean in January 2002 and a year later the school opened and became one of a new generation of medical schools developed in the UK.
Professor Cohen, who is stepping down at the end of this year, said: "We started with nothing at all, no classrooms, no staff, no students and here we are 10 years later and we have now produced over 700 doctors, we have a thriving research programme and we have really established ourselves as part of the medical infrastructure and local health economy here in the south east.
"We went out of our way to set up a selection process that certainly focused on quality but also I am very proud of the very diverse range of students that we have recruited over the years and will continue to do so.
Seeing eye-to-eye, a celebration guest takes an eye test
We have been incredibly fortunate to recruit a really world-class team of educators, people who have brought with them years of experience but also, most importantly, I think enthusiasm and the wish to develop new ideas to innovate and really create a programme here which has so quickly become one of the most popular medical schools in the country.
"One of the things that has given me most pleasure has been the strength of the partnerships that we have been able to build up over these last 10 years, partnerships with both the universities, with colleagues in the NHS right across the region and of course, partnerships internationally as well.
"And I think it's the strength of those partnerships which are going to take us forward with such confidence and such excitement into the next 10 years."
Medical students' revue during the tenth anniversary celebration
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The school has also made a series of films, reflecting partnerships it has built, its engagement with the local community, the 700 new doctors, some of the school's research work, its global impact and its impact on patient care.