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.


Clinical Teaching Fellows

CTFs at UCL Medical School are a group of doctors working on a wide variety of educational projects within UCL medical school. We are based in the Academic Centre for Medical Education which is now located at the Royal Free campus in Hampstead. We come from a variety of medical specialties (currently this includes General Practice, Respiratory Medicine, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Acute Medicine, Orthopaedic surgery and Gatroenterology) and work in part-time and full-time posts over a 12-24 month period. We all have special interests within Medical Education, and each have responsibilities for managing a variety of exciting projects related to teaching, assessment and educational research. There are also several honorary CTFs who work on specific projects.

CTFs with Prof Jane Dacre at the 2013 TiME conference


We are very pleased to have been awarded the Excellence in Medical Education Award in June 2012, in recognition of our contribution to excellence in the MBBS curriculum.

As well as leading our own individual projects and contributing to lots of small group teaching, vertical module teaching and lectures, we all share some common roles and responsibilities for UCL Medical School teaching...

  • Pre-medical school
    Contributing to the Target Medicine project by marking practice BMAT essays, conducting mock interviews, and providing insights into the life of a doctor
  • Years 1 and 2
    Marking reflective practice essays, helping to organise and run the new early years OSCEs, and teaching on specific parts of the curriculum
  • Years 4 and 5
    Running and examining OSCEs, standard setting for written examinations, writing examination questions, supporting the introduction and orientation (IOM) module, supporting the Twilight Clinical Teaching programme, and supporting peer-led teaching and revision sessions
  • Year 6 (final year)
    Marking Case of the Month, teaching PALS and supervising PALS projects, contributing to planning and delivery of MBBS final examination (written and OSCEs), supporting applications by writing practice SJTs and guidance
  • Foundation years
    Delivering FY teaching at the Whittington Hospital and supporting junior doctors as medical educators
  • All phases
    Teaching TtT courses, teaching on London Deanery Faculty Development courses, contributing to the departments work on GMC Fitness to Practice Procedures

 You can find out more about what we do by reading our individual profiles, visiting the MBBS Teaching Portal, or the UCLMS online newsletter.