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...
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.
Case of the Month Tutor
Tutors are responsible for marking cases and giving feedback to around 10 students. Tutors mark 6 cases per year; each case takes 4-8 hours to mark. Marking starts in September and continues until April, so this is a lengthy commitment (although you will get a couple of months off when your students are on elective!), and it is very important that you reliably meet the marking deadlines as otherwise cases cannot be reopened to the students.
CoTM is a great way for Foundation and Core Trainees to get involved in teaching, and can be fitted in around your other clinical and social commitments. It requires skills in mentorship and giving feedback; has elements of formative and summative assessment; and will give you experience in using a VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) - all great for your educational portfolio! Interested? Contact Dr Sarah Bennett.
Case of the Month Case Writer
If you are creative and would like experience in creating teaching materials, you could write a case. They need to be progressive, interactive and go beyond factual recall, integrating elements from the vertical modules. They include integral questions and assessments. The majority of case writers will have been previous CoTM tutors (or recent UCL students) and so will have an understanding of what the cases involve.
Up for the challenge? Contact Dr Sarah Bennett for information on when the next workshop is being held (planned for Nov 2013).