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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.


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

Learn more about it at:


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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