UCL Medical School News

UCLMS student Ersong Shang wins the Duke Elder Undergraduate Prize in Ophthalmology

May 13, 2014 09:18AM

UCL Medical Student Ersong Shang has won the Duke Elder Undergraduate Prize in Ophthalmology – 2014. 550 students from 36 Medical Schools in the United Kingdom and Ireland competed in the Duke Elder Undergraduate Prize Examination in March. The standard is deliberately high and those taking the top places are to be congratulated. Ersong will collect £400.00 or the equivalent prize (a chance to visit St John’s Eye Hospital in Jerusalem).


Professor Jane Dacre elected president of the Royal College of Physicians

Apr 28, 2014 10:24AM

Professor Jane Dacre was elected president of the Royal College of Physicians last night, by single transferable vote from a field of ten candidates, in a ballot organised by Electoral Reform Services. The result was announced at the end of College Day, the day of the RCP’s Annual General Meeting. Professor Dacre won by 281 votes from the next nearest candidate and becomes the third female president in the RCP’s history. In total there were 4,933 valid votes, and following nine voting transfers Professor Dacre was elected with 1,848 votes.


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.


Virtual Teaching

There are several opportunities to contribute to student teaching via virtual programmes. These may fit in easier with your rota, and may be easier to commit to if you not on the main sites. However, they all require a time commitment so read through the information carefully and plan ahead. 

Case of The Month

Case of the Month is an online, interactive, patient case programme for final year students. It exists in the UCL Moodle Virtual Learning Environment. You could become a CoTM tutor, or case writer. Read more about how to get involved on the CoTM page

Reflective Practice Tutor

Reflective practice is at the heart of professional development. Year 4 students complete 2 short essays reflecting on a case or situation that they found interesting or challenging. Tutors are responsible for marking essays and giving feedback for around 10 students, encouraging the development of analytical and reasoning skills and insight. Read more about this great opportunity on the Reflective Practice Tutor page. 

Ask a Junior Doctor

It can sometimes be hard for students to find doctors who have enough time to answer their little queries and problems. A team of junior doctors are piloting a service to answer any questions UCL medical students may have. Read more about how you can get involved on the "Ask a Junior Doctor" page


Launched in April 2013 #quclms is a social media based educational project. Read more about what it involves and how you can write questions, on the #quclms pages