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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.


Cruciform Hub

Cruciform Hub

Royal Free Hub

Royal Free Hub

Whittington Hub

Whittington Hub

UCL Medical School Hubs

Introduction by Jane Dacre

Professor Jane Dacre

"UCL Medical School is one of the best in the world, and a major part of London’s Global University. 

We already have high levels of student satisfaction, and are committed to achieving excellence. UCL is investing to develop new teaching and learning spaces, to support the new MBBS curriculum.

Summer 2013 is going to be an exciting time as we upgrade facilities across three of the Medical School’s sites: the Cruciform Hub in Bloomsbury, the Royal Free Hub within the Royal Free hospital and the Whittington Hub in the Highgate Wing. All three will have a strong Medical School identity, showcasing the distinctive UCLMS experience. 

We are working to keep disruption to existing students to a minimum, whilst creating fabulous new hubs for the Medical School opening in 2013-14. There will be no reduction in the facilities available for students during or after the refurbishment, and  to allay any concerns, we will be re-providing both the Skills Centre and Library at the Whittington to a very high standard.

Check these webpages regularly to stay informed."

Professor Jane Dacre, Director, UCL Medical School

Introduction from UCL Estates

The UCL Bloomsbury Masterplan detailed the need for a significant increase in openly accessible workspaces to enhance the student and staff experience. It proposed a range of ‘hubs’ across the campus which should:

  • Provide a variety of good quality spaces suitable for student and academic study - individually or in groups
  • Be supported by appropriate services such as catering facilities & ICT resource
  • Encourage collaborative working
  • Create local hearts within the campus

The Masterplan is now in the implementation stages with a number of projects having been completed or in development. A series of ‘quick win’ projects took place over Summer 2012 to improve student social learning spaces, with a new extended programme of works being planned for Summer 2013. Larger projects in development include the Cruciform Hub, Anatomy Hub, SLSH Hub and Royal Free Hub.

UCL are also investing in improving staff and student space at the Whittington and Royal Free hospital sites.