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.


Professor Jane Dacre wins high profile city award

6 November 2012

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

Prof. Jane Dacre, Director, UCL Medical School, University College London, won the Medicine & Healthcare Category for the 2012 Women in the City Woman of Achievement Award announced at the Celebration evening sponsored by Lusso - which provides the ultimate in corporate dining for leading legal, media, accountancy, insurance and banking firms - and held in the Museum of London, Docklands, on Tuesday 30th October.

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Jane was one of just seven eminent women who secured success and won their category. The highly competitive award scheme saw a wide variety of talented female executives from across London and the Home Counties go head-to-head to compete for the Women in the City Award.

Prof. Jane Dacre, Director, UCL Medical School, University College London, on winning the award said; “I am delighted to have won this award. Working in a Russell group University, and Medical School can be challenging for young women, particularly clinical academics. To be recognised for this award will help to show those coming through, that, although it is still a tough environment, it is an exciting place to be, and worth the challenge. I would not be here without the support of a fantastic team of colleagues, who have kept me sane along the way.”Prof. Dacre will now go on to contend for the overall 2012 Woman of Achievement Award. The main Woman of Achievement Award prize for 2012 includes a place on the prestigious Accelerated Development Program delivered by The University of Chicago Booth School of Business at its London campus. This prize will be presented on Friday, 23rd November at the 10th Annual Women in the City Celebration Lunch held at Plaisterers’ Hall, London.

The Medicine & Healthcare is endorsed by The Medical Women’s Federation. As a category endorser The Federation helps to; promote the awards, provide a Judging Panel, select the Category Winner, and presents the Award Certificates.

On presenting the award, Dr Fiona Cornish, President, The Medical Women’s Federation commented; “Professor Jane Dacre is a trailblazer in medical education with her work on women doctors, spotlighting the needs of an increasing proportion of women in the profession. She has led investigations into the impact of gender and ethnicity on the achievements of medical students and doctors.  As Director of University College London Medical School, she is responsible for a large medical education budget and the training of 400 newly-qualified doctors each year – and yet still manages to have a fulfilling family life. She is respected for her down-to-earth and collaborative approach and truly is a beacon and role model for women in the medical profession for the 21st century. “

The Award judging panel is chaired by Prof Susan Vinnicombe, OBE, Director, Cranfield International Research Centre for Women Leaders. The principal aim of the Women in the City Woman of Achievement Award is to highlight and formally recognise those women who, as well as fulfilling a demanding senior level role, are actively promoting and encouraging the progress of women in their organisation and sector.

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Limited places are available at the 2012 Women in the City Lunch & Awards Ceremony, visit www.citywomen.co.uk to book.