UCL Medical School voted number one in London
5 January 2012
UCL Medical School has been ranked number one in London, and joint fourth in the UK by the National Student Survey 2011. Achieving a student satisfaction score of 95%, the results show an impressive improvement in the Medical School’s overall score.
Professor Jane Dacre, Director of UCL Medical School said: “We look forward to maintaining these excellent results as the Medical School continues to strive to provide its students with the best possible experience, which will help them learn to provide the best possible patient care.”
Areas scoring particularly well included the quality of the course, teaching, personal development and learning resources. In common with other medical schools featured, feedback on assessment scored the lowest, but this something that UCL has targeted for continued development in future.
Professor Sir John Tooke, Head of UCL Medical School, said: “UCL is one of the top twenty-five universities in the world with great research strengths, particularly in the life and biomedical sciences, and a genuine commitment to educational excellence and preparing students for their future role as a doctor and postgraduates to thrive in their developing careers.
We look forward to maintaining these excellent results as the Medical School continues to strive to provide its students with the best possible experience
Professor Jane Dacre
“UCL together with its prestigious hospital partners is now one of five designated Academic Health Science Centres in the UK providing the optimal environment for combining research, educational and clinical care excellence – a perfect place to lay the best foundations for your subsequent careers”, he added.
With 2012 seeing the launch of UCL medicine’s new MBBS curriculum, the change is designed to maximise the advantages of training at one of the UK’s Academic Health Sciences Centres, ensuring that UCL continues to train the highest quality doctors for practice in the 21st Century.
“We are proud of our MBBS programme at UCL”, said Dacre, “and are keen to attract those with a genuine desire to excel as a doctor.”
With UCL medicine graduates achieving a 100% employment rate in the Foundation Programme for 2012, medicine at UCL is in excellent health, with a recent Preparedness for Practice survey demonstrating that the junior doctors qualifying from UCL feel much better prepared for the world of work.
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