UCL Medical School News

Medical student volunteer wins Team London Award

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MBBS student, Callum Donaldson won this year’s Team London Award for ‘Mentoring and Coaching’ for his work with Spectrum, who provide a buddying service for children with disabilities in Camden.  Callum has been involved with Spectrum for five years, since his first year of medical school – providing consistent support to a child with autism throughout that time

NEW: Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MSc in Clinical and Professional Education

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New and exciting inter-professional programme in medical education is being launched by UCL Medical School for the 2015/16 academic year.

RUMS rugby team win the United Hospitals Cup!

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United Hospitals Cup winners

We are delighted to announce that, after no less than 128 years of waiting, the Medical School Men’s Rugby team are once again winners of the United Hospitals Cup.

Masters level credited modules available

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As part of our Masters level portfolio we have a series of blended and distance learning modules that we are pleased to offer as standalone credit bearing modules, CPD or to be used towards a PG Cert/Dip/MSc in Clinical and Professional Education with UCL Medical School. 

MSEC team in Kazakhstan

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In December, UCL Medical School Education Consultancy (MSEC) visited Astana. 

As part of a  project commissioned by the Kazakhstan Ministry of Health and Social Development aimed at modernising medical education and building capacity amongst medical educators, Dr Deborah Gill, Dr Ann Griffin and Dr Paul McGovern delivered a three day intensive course looking at aspects of curriculum design, credentialising medical careers and the development of postgraduate medical education.

Jane Richardson posthumously awarded her Psychology Doctorate

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Dr Jane Richardson

The late Dr Jane Richardson (formerly Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at UCLMS).

New UCL Cruciform Hub officially opens

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The Cruciform Hub was officially opened by Professor Jane Dacre, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Dr Deborah Gill, Interim Director of the UCL Medical School, on 15 January 2015.

Art launch at the Whittington Undergraduate Centre

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Art launch at the Whittington Undergraduate Centre

On the 1st of December 2014 we held our UCL Medical School Undergraduate Centre art launch where paintings were created by local artist Nicole Price and officially launched by Professor Jane Dacre.

UCL student volunteers win Team London Award

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UCL Hospital Fun Team recently won best group in the ‘My Community’ category at the Team London ‘My Community’ Award at a ceremony at City Hall.  

UCL Medical School in Times Good University Guide

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UCL Medical School is featured in the Times Good University Guide with an interview with Dr Deborah Gill, Interim Director of UCL Medical School.

Cruciform Hub Now Open!

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Cruciform Hub

After a year-long refurbishment, the UCL Cruciform Hub is open from Monday 1st September 2014.  The Cruciform Library, Cluster and Seminar Rooms have been refurbished to create a welcoming and vibrant space at the heart of Gower Street.

UCL Medical School awarded Athena SWAN Silver Award

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Athena Swan Silver Award

UCL Medical School is delighted to have received a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award following our November 2013 application.

Dr Deborah Gill wins Women in the City Future Leaders Award 2014

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Women in the City

Dr Deborah Gill, Interim Director, UCL Medical School was a joint winner of the prestigious Women in the City Future Leaders Award 2014 announced on Friday 11th July.

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

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UCL Medical Student Ersong Shang has won the Duke Elder Undergraduate Prize in Ophthalmology 2014.

Professor Jane Dacre elected president of the Royal College of Physicians

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Professor Jane Dacre

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.

UCLMS Seminar: The intercalated BSc - Dr Melvyn Jones - 10th March

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This seminar will provide a valuable insight into an important aspect of the MBBS curriculum.  Integrating our BSc strengthens the research focus of, and scientific basis behind, the medical programme at UCLMS. 

Provost’s Public Engagement Awards

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Dr Jayne Kavanagh is the winner of the 'Engager of the Year (researcher/academic grade 8 and above)' award, one of the Provost’s Public Engagement Awards.  Jayne was nominated for this award for her leading role in creating and running the Beacon-funded 2013/14 project ‘Stories from the soul: doctors’ choices, women’s lives’

Jane Dacre holds first MRCP PACES in Myanmar

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Examiners’ Dinner

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

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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

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Dr Daniel Brudney

We are very sad to report the death of Dr Daniel Brudney in a car crash on Friday 13 September.

Daniel Brudney had a strong affinity for University College. He attended the University College School before becoming a medical student at the Royal Free and University College Medical School from 1998-2004.

UCLMS Medical Education Conference - Transitions in Medical Education

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Booking has now opened for our third Medical Education Conference on the 12th June 2013!

This year’s conference programme is built on the success of our previous, very popular events. The theme for this year is transitions in medical education and training and for this reason we have organised our two annual conferences to run on consecutive days. We very much hope that this will encourage all our medical educators to attend both days and share ideas.

UCLMS Seminar: 'Practicing professionalism in an age of digital social networking': exploring the digital divide

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Dr Scott Rice – Practicing professionalism in an age of digital social networking:  exploring the digital divide

UCL Medical School Hubs

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NHS Change Day: do something better together

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NHS Change Day logo

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.

Speak Up! The 2013 National Student Survey seeks your views

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Speak up!

The 2013 National Student Survey seeks your views this term: National Student Survey [http://www.thestudentsurvey.com/]

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