UCL Medical School News

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.


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.


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.


Staff Development

The School of Life & Medical Sciences offers first-rate staff development opportunities for its academic, research and support staff at all levels.

The School's Teaching and Professional Development Unit has a specific responsibility for:

  • offering a 2 day teaching course to all new staff appointed on a contract that involves medical student teaching (this includes honorary contracts issued to NHS staff at participating Trusts)
  • developing, delivering and evaluating a range of teacher support activities including courses, peer review and teaching observation.
  • support education tutors, sub deans and other relevant bodies in their staff development activities.
  • encouraging and supporting innovation and excellence in teaching via workshops, dissemination of information and individual support.
  • developing, implementing and evaluating a Masters programme in conjunction with the Royal College of Physicians.
  • providing an advocacy service for medical educators with regard membership of the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

Moreover, the Centre runs a range of innovative courses under the Teaching Improvement Project System (TIPS) for academics and clinical professionals involved in the delivery of medical education. Full details of the TIPS programme can be found here.

This is supplemented by UCL’s Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT) which runs an Academic Development Programme.

UCL is committed to the continuing professional development (CPD) of all staff. In order to facilitate this, staff are entitled and expected to undertake a minimum of 3 learning events per annum. For staff with management responsibilities this should include at least one leadership or management development activity. Research staff who are supported by the Roberts agenda are required to complete a minimum of 10 days training or development per annum.

UCL has a dedicated Organisational & Staff Development Unit that offers a wide range of in-house and external training opportunities ranging from management, leadership & teamwork to research skills.

Within the School, and indeed across UCL, there is a wealth of seminars, workshops and other events that enrich our staff working lives.

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