UCL Medical School News

UCL Medical School News

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.


UCLMS Social Media Policy

Nov 01, 2013 17:10PM

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

Oct 02, 2013 09:08AM

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


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

5 October 2012

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).

The organisation and management and opportunities for personal development were the two domains scoring the highest. Feedback on assessment is the domain which scores the lowest, however, ongoing efforts to improve this area have resulted in year upon year improvements and UCL remains above the sector average. Despite not affecting the overall satisfaction score the percentage achieved for the teaching domain was down slightly and will need to be kept under careful review. With the changes made in the new curriculum it is hoped that the students’ perception of academic support will rise dramatically in the forthcoming year.

The graph below shows the overall satisfaction scores since 2007.

NSS graph

The good news does not stop there. UCL Medicine graduates also have a 100% employment rate in the Foundation Programme for 2012.

The new MB BS curriculum starts this academic year. Much work has gone into this, with the aim of creating highly competent and scientifically literate clinicians, equipped to practise patient-centred medicine in a constantly changing modern world, with a strong foundation in the basic medical and social sciences. We look forward to improving and maintaining our excellent results as the Medical School continues to strive to provide the best student experience that reflects the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s patients.

Medical Schools – overall satisfaction with course and teaching quality information data 2012 taken from: http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/ and http://www.hefce.ac.uk.