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.


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

22 March 2013

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

Thursday 25th April 4.00pm – Joint Library of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

"The rise in participatory digital technologies has resulted in complex moral and ethical issues emerging as result of the blurring of professional, public and private identity. At the heart of this is the notion of professionalism and what it is to be a professional. While Doctors continue to be held in high regard by society, digital technologies are presenting hazards for medical professionalism.

I will consider the literature surrounding professionalism and identify key issues for discussion, exploring how the nature of digital media is blurring public/private boundaries and how traditional concepts of medical professionalism are being challenged and destabilised.  Considering ethics in the context of internet education,

I will attempt to extrapolate the principles of professionalism in an age of super-complexity and argue that alternative models are required for a ‘digital native’ generation."

You are invited to attend our next seminar at the Joint Library of Ophthalmology. The main talk will begin at 4.30 so please join us beforehand for refreshments and an introduction to the Library and its many interesting ophthalmological archives and objects!

To register for your FREE place please visit the Eventbrite page or contact Deanne Attreed with any questions