UCL Medical School News

UCL Medical School News

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).


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.


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?


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


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.


Luton and Dunstable Hospital is awarded UCL Medical School Teaching Hospital status

20 March 2012

Luton and Dunstable Hospital is awarded UCL Medical School Teaching Hospital status

Proud moment as L&D becomes a University Hospital for London’s top medical school

Luton and Dunstable Hospital has become a University Teaching Hospital of University College London, the top medical school in the capital which is ranked 4th in the UK.

The achievement is seen as recognition of the excellent teaching that student doctors receive at Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

“Becoming a University Teaching Hospital is the realization of a longstanding ambition,” said Dr Mark Alexander, consultant radiologist and Director of Medical Education at Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

“Arriving at this point is the next stage in our challenge to focus on clinical excellence, quality and safety. The enthusiasm and determination of our Chief Executive, Pauline Philip with the support of the Hospital Chairman, Governors and Board have helped make full university teaching status a reality. This is a great milestone in the history of Luton & Dunstable Hospital and means that we can now train more doctors here than ever before.”

The inauguration event in the hospital’s Centre of Medical Education and Training was standing room only and guests from University College London were greeted with enthusiasm by a packed assembly of medical students, consultants and clinical colleagues.

Guest of honour Professor Jane Dacre, Director of the School of Medicine for University College London said,

“We are delighted that Luton and Dunstable Hospital has become part of the University College London family helping to deliver high quality and breadth in medical education. The L&D leadership team has shown how much they value medical training and this has been essential to the creation of a very positive relationship between students and tutors which will have an excellent impact on future doctors and patients.”

Final year medical students from UCL who attended the inauguration praised their L&D clinical tutors and were delighted that they should receive the recognition of university teaching status. It is an honour which they said was richly deserved.