UCL Medical School News
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...
NHS Change Day: do something better together
Feb 15, 2013 16:54PM
NHS Change Day will take place on 13.03.13. It will be one day during which the collective energy, creativity and ideas of thousands of NHS staff, and those who support the NHS, in all areas of work and right across the country, will demonstrate how one simple action or new idea can make a difference and improve care for patients, their families and their carers. The team behind NHS Change Day are asking people to make pledges of an action or idea. You can see our pledge on the NHS Change Day pledge wall .Read more...
Speak Up! The 2013 National Student Survey seeks your views
Feb 12, 2013 10:26AM
Speak up!Read more...
Roles for more senior trainees
Most of the information in this teaching portal is aimed at Foundation Trainees and Core Trainees. However, there are other educational roles that can only be undertaken by more senior volunteers. We would love to hear from you!
There is a never ending stream of doctors trying to jump the hurdle of the PACES exam. PACES revision courses run for trainees at each of the main central sites, requiring you to find patients, observe trainees and give useful, constructive feedback.
- Please contact Dr Philip Smith or Dr Catherine Slattery
Royal Free Hospital
- Please contact Dr Doug Fink
Vertical Module Tutors
Vertical module tutors are recruited annually in the summer, and commit to teaching 12 to 40 sessions per year, paid on a sessional basis. Tutors need to have a healthcare related qualification (not all are doctors) and experience in teaching. Occasionally reserve tutors may be needed to cover absences. For more information on the Vertical Modules see MBBS Core Information. Please contact Emmy Green for more information.
Mental health vertical module
Doctors with experience in psychiatry or general practice can act as small group work facilitators for vertical module teaching in mental health. Year 4 students work in small groups frequently throughout the year and cover topics such as suicide/self harm, personality issues Please contact Deana D'Souza for more information.
Communication skills are taught in small groups, often using skilled actors to role play scenarios. Facilitators are needed to run the sessions. This is suitable for experienced teachers or clinicians with experience of facilitating small groups. Please contact Lorraine Noble for more information.
Ethics and Law
Ethics and Law is taught throughout the undergraduate curriculum through interactive sessions in small groups. Tutors with an interest in ethics and law in medicine would be welcome. Please contact Vinod Nambisan for more information.
We always need more examiners, specifically for OSCE stations! From 2012, all clinical exams will be held in the summer (from May onwards). You need to be at ST3 level or above in order to be an OSCE examiner and Consultants are preferred for Finals (year 6). Experienced examiners are also invited to become question writers for SBAs and OSCE stations.
|Year 4 Integrated Clinical Care||Karen Pickenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Year 5 The Life Cycle||Neil McWhirteremail@example.com|
|Year 6 (final year)||Purvangi Dave||
A new opportunity to get OSCE examiner experience has just been created. For 2012/13 we will be piloting OSCEs in Year1&2 on Feb 12th and 19th. No previous experience is required and examiners can be FY1 and above. To sign up please complete the registration form.
Patient volunteer recruitment
We also need your help in recruiting patients for Finals exams. See the guidelines on appropriate patient recruitment (coming soon) and print off the flyer (coming soon) - more glossy versions are available so get in touch if you would like to take a stack to outpatients.
An alternative way to get involved in medical education in a broader sense, is to participate in the GMC Fitness to Practice Pilots. You will get an insight into the Fitness to Practice process, experience in assessment methods, and also get paid. See the ACME GMC pages for further details of specialities that are currently required.