UCL Medical School News
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
UCLMS Medical Education Conference - Transitions in Medical Education
May 07, 2013 09:15AM
Booking has now opened for our third Medical Education Conference on the 12th June 2013!Read more...
UCLMS Seminar: 'Practicing professionalism in an age of digital social networking': exploring the digital divide
Mar 22, 2013 12:18PM
Dr Scott Rice – Practicing professionalism in an age of digital social networking: exploring the digital divideRead more...
UCL Medical School Hubs
Mar 22, 2013 12:17PM
We’re very pleased to announce that the first stage of a major estates upgrade for UCL Medical School is now underway. The upgrade is designed to develop Student HUBS and enhanced teaching space at each of our 3 main campuses. Plans and progress will be published on the UCLMS website as the projects develop at each site.Read more...
Twilight Clinical Teaching
Applications are now closed for the Twilight Clinical Teaching programme for year 4 students at the Whittington Hospital. But if you missed the chance to apply and would like to be a Twilight Tutor later in the year contact Edwin directly.
The programme is run by UCL Medical School, with local 'lead trainees' on each site. For UCLH 2013-14 the lead trainee is:
Twilight Tutors provide regular out-of-hours bedside clinical teaching with a high degree of patient contact. Sessions are focused on history taking, clinical examination, presentation and clinical reasoning. The content of the individual sessions is determined by the tutors and students, and is not directly linked to the modules that the students rotate through during their placement at The Whittington Hospital.
|Twilight Clinical Teaching|
|Organisation||Each CMT, ACCS, GP trainee or FY trainee is allocated 4-8 students.|
Teaching: Each block of students is at The Whittington for a 4 month period. You should aim for 1hour a week of bedside teaching (plus preparation time). In total, after accounting for holidays, you should aim for a minimum of 12 hours of teaching over each 4 months.
Attendance at 4 out of 6 teaching skills development sessions
|Role||Your primary role is to provide bedside teaching in core skills, with patient contact. This will include history taking, clinical examination skills and clinical reasoning. However, you will also act as a mentor to your students.|
There are 3 blocks of student rotations.
Block 1: September - December
Block 2: January - April
Block 3: May - July
Year 4 students complete an Introduction and Orientation Module before you meet them which provides a foundation in working and learning in the clinical environment. They write reflections on their first experiences of history taking; their impressions of standards of clinical record keeping; and their perceived dangers in hospitals. As clinical teachers, you can access these reflections on Moodle, the UCL Virtual Learning Environment, and talk to the students about them. This will be your first contact with your students before you get down to bedside teaching.