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Enhancing the student experience
8 October 2010
Donations from UCL alumni and friends have led to the creation of a web-hosted learning environment allowing Medical students instant and constant access to a wide array of learning resources.
An extensive review of the MBBS programme recommended that the Medical School provide better access to high quality e-resources. Thanks to the Greatest Needs and Opportunities Fund, tailor-made multimedia ‘cases’ have been developed that address key issues in professional practice and prepare medical students for their first year of work.
A new case becomes available online each month, and students can submit their work through the site for a tutor to review it and provide detailed feedback. Student enthusiasm for the site has been exceptional; they can make use of a forum within the site to discuss issues and difficulties with the case.
One Medical student commented; “It is great to have this kind of thing available to us. The interactive aspect makes it feel more realistic and you learn much more by actively working on a case, not just reading a textbook. I feel like it is helping prepare me for being a doctor in the real world.”