We aim to provide every student with a supportive mentor – someone who you will get to know and will see frequently, who is accessible and who you can turn to when the going gets tough.
Years 1-3 You will start with a group session (approx. five students) in Year 1 then individual meetings with your Personal Tutor, or email/phone support as needed, throughout the first two years of your course. In Year 3 you will be allocated an iBSc Personal Tutor in addition, but should keep in touch with your regular Personal Tutor for general MBBS advice.
Years 4-6 You will be allocated a new Personal Tutor at the start of Year 4, usually an NHS clinician, who will again start with a group session, then usually email or phone contact due to the variation in clinical placements. Your Personal Tutor in these years will be responsible for providing a reference for your Foundation School application.
MBPhD Students who are admitted to the MBPhD programme are allocated to an MBBS tutor in Year 4 and return to the same MBBS tutor for Years 5 and 6. During their PhD, personal tutoring is the responsibility of the MBPhD Programme Lead.
- The personal tutor system at UCL Medical School
- Aims of the personal tutor system
- Personal Tutor Meetings and Contacts
- Personal Tutor Meeting and Contacts Schedule
- Role specification and responsibilities
- Some general guidance
- Further training and support
- Writing personal references and sample references
- Writing Foundation School (FPAS) references
- Logistics and FAQs