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.


Medical Education Conference 2011

28th June 2011

This FREE event took place on Tuesday 28th June 2011 at the Medical Education Centre, 250 Euston Road, London. Please click the following link to see the conference flyer: Medical Education Conference flyer.

This conference was designed to explore the impact that Tomorrow's Doctors (2009) has had on the UCL MBBS curriculum as well as an opportunity to discuss current developments in the teaching and assessment of medical students at UCL.

The conference consisted of plenaries by both UCL academics and invited speakers and a variety of workshops.  Delegates attended one of four workshops in the morning and one of four workshops in the afternoon. The workshops encompassed assessment methods and techniques in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical training as well as curriculum development and learning and achievement in undergraduate medicine.

The conference was followed by a drinks reception in the evening at the Paul O'Gorman cafe.

The programme for the conference can be found here: Medical Education Conference programme. Slides of some of the plenaries can be found below.


There were four workshops in both the morning and afternoon of the conference which ran in parallel. Further information about the content of the workshops can be found by clicking the following link: Medical Education Conference Workshops

Morning workshops
Workshop facilitator Workshop title
Dr Gil Myers - Clinical Teaching Fellow The basic rules for writing Single Best Answer (SBA) questions - an item writing workshop

Dr Aroon Lal - Sub Dean (DGH Liaison)

Dr Anita Berlin - Sub-Dean (Phase 3)

Student assistantships
Dr Alison Sturrock - Sub Dean (Assessments) Fitness to practice
Ben Hancock and Nikki Pope - Pearson Vue Innovations in Computer Based Testing techniques for the medical sector
Afternoon Workshops
Workshop facilitator  Workshop title
Dr Pasquale Berlingieri - Clinical Research Fellow Screen-Based Simulation initiative: how to successfully engage medical students
Dr Gavin Johnson - Clinical Teaching Fellow Workplace based assessments
Dr Kath Woolf - Lecturer in Medical Education Ethnicity and exam performance in medicine (mini-plenary)
Dr Deborah Gill - Sub Dean (Curriculum Implementation and Development) Medical Curricula: designing and maintaining a curriculum