UCL Medical School News

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 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! 

Basildon Hospital

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

    • 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. 
  • SBAR teaching 

    • 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.