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.


Erasmus Exchanges

The Medical School has an Erasmus exchange agreement with: La Salpetriere, Paris, France

The agreement allows one student from La Salpetriere per academic session to join either Year 4 or Year 5 of the MBBS degree programme.

*At present the arrangement is not reciprocal as the MBBS regulations preclude UCL students from studying abroad other than during the elective period. UCL students who are interested in spending their elective at La Salpetriere are encouraged to take advantage of the link and to contact the administrator at La Salpetriere, anne-sophie.deltell@upmc.fr, for further information.

  • Applicants may follow either Year 4 or Year 5 as followed by UCL students.  No other combination of attachments is possible.
Year 4 - Integrated Clinical Care:
4 week Introduction and Orientation Module  
3 x core teaching weeks  
3 x 12 week integrated modules:
  • ICC A – Respiratory, Community Oriented, Acute Medicine and Liaison Psychiatry
  • ICC B – Movement and Principles of Surgery, Digestive Health and Principles of Surgery
  • ICC C – Metabolic, Renal, Neurosciences, Haematology with Surgery
Vertical Modules:
  • Anatomy and Imaging
  • Clinical skills and practical procedures
  • Pathological Sciences
  • Use of Evidence
  • Use of Medicine
  • Cancer Medicine
Patient Pathway:
  • Cancer Medicine
Year 5 - Life Cycle:
3 x core teaching weeks  
3 x 12 week modules
  • LC A - Child and Family Health
  • LC B - Women’s Health and Men’s Health
  • LC C - Care of the Older Person and Specialist Practice (Cancer Medicine, Palliative Care, ENT and Ophthalmology

    Applicants must have completed 1 year of clinical training to be eligible for a place

  • Applicants must provide evidence of competence in English language at IELTS level 7 or equivalent.
  • All blood tests required for health clearance must be taken in a CPA accredited laboratory in the UK and identity validated. 
  • Application forms can be downloaded from: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/medicalschool/undergraduate/electives/erasmus
  • Applications will only be considered if all required information and documents are submitted with the application form at least 6 weeks before the proposed start date
  • Acceptance of an elective attachment requires an undertaking to abide by all regulations currently in place at University College London. 
  • Complete applications with all accompanying documentation and 2 passport-sized photographs should be sent to:

Erasmus Applications,
Medical Student Administration,
UCL, Gower Street,
London WC1E 6 BT. 

We regret that the School is unable to accept Erasmus exchange students from any other institutions

Contact for Erasmus Exchanges: visitelectives@ucl.ac.uk

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