Transformation through collaboration

UCL has been educating scientists and doctors since 1834. Today, our reputation for excellence and innovation is known across the globe, and the UCL Medical School sits within the world’s top 10. We believe that knowledge should be shared across the medical education landscape. This drives us to build meaningful international partnerships with both new and established institutions and organisations.

The UCL Centre for International Medical Education Collaborations (UCL CIMEC) team at the UCL Bloomsbury campus

Our services

Whether you are looking to design a new medical education programme or institution, or redesign an existing programme to leading standards, we're here to support you with our advisory services.

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Curriculum development

We offer a completely tailored approach that is based upon your needs.

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Assessment design

We help you design top-quality assessments to build trust in your reputation.

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Training to teach

We support your medical educators to give doctors the best start to their careers.

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Policy and strategy

We help ministries and governments to meet their strategic requirements.

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Quality assurance

We help you make smart and efficient improvements to your programmes.

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Staff and team development

Our training programmes will keep your team members' skills at the highest level.


Over the years, we've worked with governments, international agencies, universities and key regulatory bodies to regenerate and transform their medical and healthcare education systems and practice.

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Professor Ahmed Rashid

Head of CIMEC awarded prestigious medical education fellowship

Professor Ahmed Rashid (Head of Centre) has been awarded the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education (KIPRIME) Fellowship, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of medical education.

Publishing with our partners

We're proud to have presented and published our work together with our partners. Our joint research has been recognised on the global stage, and has helped to influence the conversation about international partnerships in medical education. See our latest papers.

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Breaking boundaries

Our 2022 paper shows how we have used interdisciplinary workshops to write integrated medical school assessments.

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Breaking borders

Our 2021 paper explores how barriers to global mobility hinder international partnerships in academic medicine.

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Altruism / Nationalism?

Our 2022 paper explores global discourses of medical school regulation.

Contact us

How to get in touch

We are keen to hear from you and to work together to help you solve your medical education requirements. Please send us an email to get started.