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Certificate of Merit in Recognition of Junior Staff Involved in Teaching on the UCL MBBS Programme
The MBBS programme is a complex and multifaceted course with the highest number of undergraduates on a single programme within UCL. This endeavour could not succeed without the enormous effort of a large number of dedicated and talented teachers.
So, if you work with an FY1 or FY2 doctor or any other junior member of staff who you think goes ‘above and beyond’ in their contribution to UCL MBBS teaching, then please make them aware of our new award scheme.
This award scheme aims to recognise the commitment of current or recent junior doctors (FY1 or FY2) who feel they have made a significant contribution to undergraduate teaching on UCL’s MBBS programme, and who have shown a greater commitment to teaching and development as a teacher. Please apply for this award scheme during your FY training period.
It is important to acknowledge and reward all teachers’ contribution to teaching medical students. Even if you only manage to run a few teaching sessions you should discuss these with your education supervisor to ensure these are acknowledged and documented. The Trusts and UCL Medical School has a series of ways that sustained commitment to teaching can be recognised.
Here is some further guidance about recognition of commitment for junior doctors involved in teaching: Medical School Guidance for Foundation Years Doctors’ contribution to the MBBS Programme
Successful candidates will receive a Certificate of Merit endorsed by the Medical School Teaching and Professional Development Unit.
Method of Application
Download the application form here.
Please follow the clear guidance on the application form and complete all three sections in full.
As part of section one, you are required to submit a portfolio of work in the field of teaching and support of learning activities to the UCL Medical School. Hard copies of supporting documentation will be accepted. However, we are unable to return any submitted hard copies of documentation.
Application forms and portfolios should be submitted by email to Dr Deborah Gill (Director of the UCL Academic Centre of Medical Education)
Once submitted, the UCL Medical School Teaching and Professional Development Unit (TPDU) will contact your referee directly, asking them to verify your application.
This award scheme is a rolling programme, so there is no formal deadline to submit your application forms.
Selection Process and Criteria
The criteria for the award is clearly stated on all sections of the award application form.
All award application forms will be reviewed by UCL’s Medical School Teaching and Professional Development Unit (TPDU), the UCL MBBS Quality Assurance Unit and Dr Deborah Gill (Director of the UCL Academic Centre of Medical Education).
They will collectively aim to make a decision on whether the applicant receives the award within one month of receiving each award application form. This is of course subject to receipt of verification from your referee.
There is no limit to how many award certificates we award each year.
If you have any queries about this Certificate of Merit award scheme, then do please contact us.
If you are a senior member of staff or work with a senior member of staff who deserves recognition, then UCL already have well established award schemes for senior teachers. These are run by the UCL MBBS Quality Assurance Unit and more details can be found on their web pages: