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.


Candidate selection and interviews

Competition for a place at Medical School is fierce. Approximately 2500 applications to the Medical School are received each year, for a total of 322 places (of which 24 are reserved for overseas students). Up to 700 applicants are selected for interview.

The selection procedure

Please download the Selection Procedure Information (pdf), for an explanation of the Medical School's selection procedure.

Interviews are held at UCL

No offers are made without interview. All applicants, including those who live overseas, must therefore be prepared to attend an interview in London.

If students are not going to be available at particular times during the interview season, because of examinations or trips abroad, then this information should be listed in the appropriate box on the UCAS form or sent to the admissions office by email (instructions on how to submit this information will be sent to applicants in late October).

Timing of interviews

The interview season begins in December and runs through March. Invitations to interview are issued on a rolling basis throughout the season, with candidates normally being given two weeks notice.

During January we usually interview graduate applicants, overseas students and those on a gap year. UK school-leavers are normally interviewed in February and March. However it is possible for any applicant to be called to interview at any time during the season, so it is important that all applicants with a pending application ensure that we are aware of their unavailability.

Applicants should check their email regularly and should ensure that emails from medicaladmissions@ucl.ac.uk are not diverted to the junk folder.

Interview outcome

We aim to advise interviewees of the outcome of their interview within 14 days of their visit.  The outcome will be displayed on UCAS Track and on the UCL Applicant Portal.  Successful applicants will receive an offer pack by post as well as an email.  Candidates who are unsuccessful will normally be advised electronically only.

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