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UCLMS student Ersong Shang wins the Duke Elder Undergraduate Prize in Ophthalmology

May 13, 2014 09:18AM

UCL Medical Student Ersong Shang has won the Duke Elder Undergraduate Prize in Ophthalmology – 2014. 550 students from 36 Medical Schools in the United Kingdom and Ireland competed in the Duke Elder Undergraduate Prize Examination in March. The standard is deliberately high and those taking the top places are to be congratulated. Ersong will collect £400.00 or the equivalent prize (a chance to visit St John’s Eye Hospital in Jerusalem).

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Professor Jane Dacre elected president of the Royal College of Physicians

Apr 28, 2014 10:24AM

Professor Jane Dacre was elected president of the Royal College of Physicians last night, by single transferable vote from a field of ten candidates, in a ballot organised by Electoral Reform Services. The result was announced at the end of College Day, the day of the RCP’s Annual General Meeting. Professor Dacre won by 281 votes from the next nearest candidate and becomes the third female president in the RCP’s history. In total there were 4,933 valid votes, and following nine voting transfers Professor Dacre was elected with 1,848 votes.

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UCLMS Seminar: The intercalated BSc - Dr Melvyn Jones - 10th March

Mar 05, 2014 11:24AM

The intercalated BSc - why do medical schools offer them and what do they achieve?

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Provost’s Public Engagement Awards

Feb 12, 2014 14:23PM

Winner: Engager of the year (researcher/academic grade 8 and above) Dr Jayne Kavanagh, UCL Medical School

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Jane Dacre holds first MRCP PACES in Myanmar

Jan 08, 2014 10:49AM

This November, Professor Jane Dacre led the very first PACES for MRCP (Member of the Royal College of Physicians) in Myanmar. This was successfully held in New Yangon General Hospital, one of the teaching hospitals of the University of Medicine, Yangon.

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UCLMS student Ersong Shang wins the Duke Elder Undergraduate Prize in Ophthalmology

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UCL Medical Student Ersong Shang has won the Duke Elder Undergraduate Prize in Ophthalmology – 2014. 550 students from 36 Medical Schools in the United Kingdom and Ireland competed in the Duke Elder Undergraduate Prize Examination in March. The standard is deliberately high and those taking the top places are to be congratulated. Ersong will collect £400.00 or the equivalent prize (a chance to visit St John’s Eye Hospital in Jerusalem).

Professor Jane Dacre elected president of the Royal College of Physicians

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Professor Jane Dacre

Professor Jane Dacre was elected president of the Royal College of Physicians last night, by single transferable vote from a field of ten candidates, in a ballot organised by Electoral Reform Services. The result was announced at the end of College Day, the day of the RCP’s Annual General Meeting. Professor Dacre won by 281 votes from the next nearest candidate and becomes the third female president in the RCP’s history. In total there were 4,933 valid votes, and following nine voting transfers Professor Dacre was elected with 1,848 votes.

UCLMS Seminar: The intercalated BSc - Dr Melvyn Jones - 10th March

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The intercalated BSc - why do medical schools offer them and what do they achieve?

Dr Melvyn Jones

Provost’s Public Engagement Awards

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Winner: Engager of the year (researcher/academic grade 8 and above) Dr Jayne Kavanagh, UCL Medical School

Jane Dacre holds first MRCP PACES in Myanmar

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Examiners’ Dinner

This November, Professor Jane Dacre led the very first PACES for MRCP (Member of the Royal College of Physicians) in Myanmar. This was successfully held in New Yangon General Hospital, one of the teaching hospitals of the University of Medicine, Yangon.

UCLMS Social Media Policy

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Social media has become a powerful part of the web in recent years and has changed the way we communicate and collaborate online.  Many organisations, such as the GMC and the BMA, politicians and medical journals are actively using social media and discussions of various aspects of the professional lives of doctors are increasingly seen on Facebook, Twitter and blogs.

Obituary: Dr Daniel Brudney

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Dr Daniel Brudney

We are very sad to report the death of Dr Daniel Brudney in a car crash on Friday 13 September.

Daniel Brudney had a strong affinity for University College. He attended the University College School before becoming a medical student at the Royal Free and University College Medical School from 1998-2004.

UCLMS Medical Education Conference - Transitions in Medical Education

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Booking has now opened for our third Medical Education Conference on the 12th June 2013!

This year’s conference programme is built on the success of our previous, very popular events. The theme for this year is transitions in medical education and training and for this reason we have organised our two annual conferences to run on consecutive days. We very much hope that this will encourage all our medical educators to attend both days and share ideas.

UCLMS Seminar: 'Practicing professionalism in an age of digital social networking': exploring the digital divide

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Dr Scott Rice – Practicing professionalism in an age of digital social networking:  exploring the digital divide

UCL Medical School Hubs

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NHS Change Day: do something better together

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NHS Change Day will take place on 13.03.13.  It will be one day during which the collective energy, creativity and ideas of thousands of NHS staff, and those who support the NHS, in all areas of work and right across the country, will demonstrate how one simple action or new idea can make a difference and improve care for patients, their families and their carers. The team behind NHS Change Day are asking people to make pledges of an action or idea. You can see our pledge on the NHS Change Day pledge wall.

Speak Up! The 2013 National Student Survey seeks your views

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Speak up!

The 2013 National Student Survey seeks your views this term: National Student Survey [http://www.thestudentsurvey.com/]

Excellence in Medical Education Awards applications deadline is 11th February 2013

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EMEA winners

The closing date (11th February) is nearly upon us for EMEA applications so get your form in to the QA Office quickly! These awards are open to anyone involved in undergraduate education.  Their purpose is to provide a tangible means of recognition of exceptional contribution to education in any phase of the MBBS programme.

UCLMS Seminar: "I'm only a student" - Medical Students’ Ethical Dilemmas

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Dr Rosie Belcher

"I'm only a student" - Medical Students’ Ethical Dilemmas

Professor Jane Dacre attended an Inquiry into Women in the Workplace at the House of Commons

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Professor Jane Dacre attended an Inquiry into Women in the Workplace at the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee on Tuesday 20th November. She spoke on behalf of the Royal College of Physicians on her extensive research and knowledge on Women in Medicine.

Professor Jane Dacre wins high profile city award

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Women in the City announces Medicine & Healthcare Category Award winner for the Woman of Achievement Award 2012

Medical schools encouraged by increase of women in academic posts

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Figures published today by the Medical Schools Council show the rate of increase in the number of women in post has seen significant growth.

The MBBS course at UCL: No.1 in London, 4th in the UK and 6th in the world

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Why study Medicine at UCL? The latest league tables continue to provide evidence of the outstanding educational experience for MBBS students at UCL Medical School (UCLMS). It was voted best in London by the National Student Survey but there are some further outstanding results.

Number 1 in the capital (again!): UCL remains London’s top ranked medical school

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UCL Medical School is ranked number 1 in London - again. The result of the 2011-2012 National Student Survey (NSS) has just been made available and Medicine at UCL continues to receive extremely positive feedback and the overall satisfaction score for MB BS programme is 94%. The MB BS degree at UCL also stands well above the sector average for medicine (89% overall satisfaction).

Find out about UCLMS Education Consultancy

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The UCL Medical School Education Consultancy harnesses UCL Medical School expertise to offer a range of consultancy services designed to enable, inform and support high-quality, scientifically rigorous and patient-focused education and training for doctors. 

2012-13 dates for UCLMS Medical Education Seminar Series and Conference

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The following dates are now confirmed for the 2012-13 Medical Education Seminar Series:

  • Thursday 11th October 2012: Learning through experience: a fresh look at an old idea (booking now open)
  • Tuesday 5th February 2012: Bored with Blackboard and a twit on Twitter? How do you really feel about e-learning technologies?
  • Thursday 25th April: Practicing professionalism in an age of digital social networking:  exploring the digital divide

UCLMS student, Kwame Asante, wins the prestigious Chortle Student Comedy Award

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Kwame Asante

UCL Medical Student, Kwame Asante, won the prestigious Chortle Student Comedy Award 2012 at this year's Edinburgh Festival.

Developing your career in medical education; a conference for trainees and students

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UCLMS student, Dan Grant, carried the Olympic Flame through London.

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Dan Grant, Olympic Torchbearer

UCL Medical School student, Dan Grant, was an Olympic Torchbearer through the streets of South London on Sunday 22nd July.  Dan was part of the torch’s 70 day journey, facilitated by eight thousand Torchbearers, ahead of the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

Medical Education Conference 2012

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The second Medical Education Conference - Teaching, Learning and Assessing in the Workplace – was held on 11th June 2012 and the day was a great success.

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