The MBBS New Curriculum

MBBS 2012: Creating Tomorrow’s UCL Doctors - highly competent and scientifically literate clinicians, equipped to practise patient-centred medicine in a constantly changing modern world, with a strong foundation in the basic medical and social sciences.

The curriculum vision:

  • To provide the best possible student experience
  • To reflect the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s patients
  • To create 21st century doctors, able to thrive in modern healthcare environments
  • To maximise the benefits of learning medicine at UCL

An update

Features include:

  • Greater vertical integration  and seamless progression through all 6 years
  • More small group work and use of the virtual learning environment, with a focus on synthesis of learning
  • A portfolio throughout training, to support reflective practice
  • Attention to vertical themes in all 6 years with a strong focus on patient pathways, patient contact and the patient experience
  • Longer, more generic, clinical attachments
  • A focus on contemporary healthcare practice and UCLP priorities

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Background And Progress

UCL Medical School is devising and implementing a New Curriculum which builds on strengths of the current MBBS programme and new opportunities within the School of Life and Medical Sciences and UCLP. 

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Presentations on the New MBBS 2012 Programme.

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Rollout of the new curriculum has already started. It began when the new-look Final Year was implemented for the 2010/11 Year 5 students which included introducing the regular Case-of-the-Month component.

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about the New MBBS 2012 Programme including from students, staff and DGHs.

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Staff development and training package               

A full communications and staff development programme is being worked out to ensure everyone is as prepared as possible for the changes. 

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Core Conditions

The MBBS-2012 core curriculum will centre upon the patient and the symptoms, signs or test abnormalities with which they might present. 

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