The Quality Assurance Unit manages a couple of schemes, which aim to spotlight and support excellence and/or commission improvements in the delivery of undergraduate medical education.
Improving the quality of medical education for UCL students and ensuring that high standards within teaching and learning processes are recognised and rewarded is a core part of the role of the QAU.
If you are involved in undergraduate medical education and are committed to teaching and learning, then why not apply for an EMEA?
More about EMEAs:
- Winners receive a cash prize and a certificate.
- The awards are presented by the Vice Provost (Health) and Head of the Medical School at the graduation ceremony.
- Applications are welcome from anyone involved in the provision of education to medical students (academics or administrative staff).
- All applicants must complete an application form and provide a supporting statement from a referee.
- Reviewing and shortlisting applications is undertaken by an EMEA Shortlisting Panel representing the Medical School Quality Management and Enhancement Committee (mQMEC). Membership of the Panel includes: previous winners; student, DGH and faculty representatives; and the Academic Lead for Quality.
Throughout the course of the year, via the SEQs, students are given the opportunity to nominate teachers who have been particularly helpful or inspiring to them during their studies. In addition, students are able to nominate administrators whom they have found to be particularly helpful and supportive. At the end of the academic year, the QAU counts the number of nominations for each teacher/administrator and the ones with the most nominations receive an award.
The Certificate of Merit aims to recognise the commitment of junior doctors (FY1 to consultant level), who have made a significant contribution to undergraduate teaching on UCL's MBBS programme and who have shown commitment to development as a teacher.