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...
The District General Hospitals
There are many opportunities to get involved in medical student teaching in the DGHs. Students in different years rotate to DGHs for placements, and final year students have extended placements or assistantships, where they integrate into the clinical team. They should be encouraged to take a supported, active role in patient care.
As a junior doctor you can support the students attached to your team and provide lots of on-the-job teaching and role modelling. DGHs reward the most committed teachers with local awards. Talk to your local Undergraduate Lead for more information. In addition, Top Teacher awards and Certificates of Merit are up for grabs!
Other opportunities, which vary from site to site, include:
Junior Supervisor to Student Assistant
- As an FY doctor you can supervise and give feedback to final year students performing day-to-day tasks of an FY1. Students are attached to an FY doctor during their assistantship. These attachments occur between September and April and are a great opportunity to reflect on your skills in supervision and mentoring. Talk to your local DGH Undergraduate Lead and read the UCL student assistantship factsheet.
Twilight or Breakfast clinical teaching
- Weekly sessions led, organised and delivered by FYs occur at many sites. These run from September to April. Apply to your local DGH Undergraduate Lead to get involved in a programme at your hospital.
- Revision courses occur at all DGH sites and include mock OSCEs and DR WHO courses. Some roles are for ST3 and above only, but there are opportunities for doctors at all levels to get involved in some way. Contact your local DGH Undergraduate Lead for more advice on how to get involved.
- Final year students have teaching on using the SBAR handover format, which is organised and delivered by junior doctors. Contact local DGH Undergraduate Lead for more information.