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The goal of the MBBS programme at UCL is to produce The UCL Doctor: a highly competent and scientifically literate clinician, equipped to practise person-centred medicine in a constantly changing modern world, with a foundation in the basic medical and social sciences.

This vision is underpinned by the values of scholarship, rigour and professionalism. The focus is on the development of the student as a scientifically informed, socially responsible professional who, in turn, can serve the health needs of individuals and communities.

The delivery of the programme is co-ordinated by the Medical School, an interdisciplinary group who focus on the needs of today’s medical students and the requirements of tomorrow’s doctors in the changing healthcare environment.

Core medical education is provided at UCL and three central clinical campuses:

  • The Bloomsbury campus has as its main clinical facilities University College Hospital (UCH). 
  • The Royal Free campus in Hampstead is the site of the Royal Free Hospital.
  • The Whittington campus in Archway is the site of the Whittington Hospital

Clinical teaching also takes place in many other prestigious Foundation Trusts, Associated University Hospitals, District General Hospitals, and in a range of general practice and community settings.

Students who enter the Medical School will enjoy the advantages of being members of a world class medical institution, with many opportunities for exciting specialist clinical attachments and Special Study.

The MBBS degree is approved by the General Medical Council (GMC) as a primary medical qualification (PMQ). Provided there are no concerns about your fitness to practise, a PMQ entitles you to provisional registration with the GMC for a licence to practise medicine in the UK. In 2024, The GMC is introducing a national Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) which will form part of your final examinations.