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.


TiME Conference 24th April 2012

The inaugural Trainees in Medical Education (TiME) conference: Trainees in Medical Education: Educators of tomorrow was attended by 39 trainees and 7 medical students with an interested in medical education. Thanks for all your feedback, we are really grateful that you took the time to give such helpful comments. We’ve summarised some of the feedback and what we’re going to do below.

TiME conference April 2012 photo 2

Advertising the conference, communication and organisation. Too few people knew about it, and some people found out too late to be able to take study leave. We will advertise much more widely for future TiME conferences. There were a number of comments about not receiving receipts, not knowing whether a place was confirmed or not etc. We will try to improve our communication with delegates in the future.

Portfolios. Several people were disappointed by being unable to attend this workshop as it was full. We will run this workshop again at the next conference.

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Careers pathway guidance. There were a lot of comments that people would like more guidance on career pathways in medical education, how to get fellowship jobs, what fellows actually do etc. We will try to include more of this in future conferences, perhaps similar to Gavin  Johnson’s presentation.

Education research. Some people indicated they would be interested in workshops or presentations on this. We did not cover this really in the conference, but will consider including a session in future TiME conferences.

Student-specific topics/workshops. The TiME conference was aimed primarily at postgraduate trainees, so the workshops were not generally written with students in mind. However, we will consider including some student-specific workshops next time.

TiME conference April 2012 photo 5

More time for socialising/networking, more time for discussion, clearer start time. The next conference will be over a whole day rather than half a day, giving more time for questions to speakers, and more breaks for networking.