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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.


Timetable For Rollout

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. This has continued unchanged for 2011/12’s Final Year students. Some technology innovations were also piloted this year, including the video-recording of lectures as a revision aid for students, and the use of personal response systems in lectures and large group work, to improve interaction between participants. These initiatives have been generally well received.

In 2011/12, we piloted a number of new changes including:

  • a new “Foundation Module” introduced to the Year 1 timetable
  • a cardio-metabolic disease patient pathway, including extended patient contacts, piloted for Year 2 students
  • the use of a computer-based portfolio tool by students in Year 3. The ‘NES’ e-portfolio, which is the tool as used by most Foundation Year doctors, will be familiar to many of those who will participate in the trial.

The full rollout, however, began in September 2012: well….not quite a full roll out!

Unless you introduce changes one year at a time, then you are inevitably going to run into problems when students transfer from one curriculum to another part of the way through their time with us. 2012/13 will have a transitional year 5 (what was old year 4) to avoid student duplicating placements and modules or missing some altogether. So we will have full implementation from 2013/14

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