UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences


Medical School’s Carol Chan Awarded Healthcare Leadership Academy Scholarship

7 October 2019

One of UCL’s star medical students, Carol Chan, has been awarded the prestigious Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA) scholarship.

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Carol will be joining the talented cohort of 2019-2020 HLA scholars and undergoing her leadership training in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The HLA works with healthcare students and early-stage professionals to develop healthcare leaders of the future.

Carol will be working on a project to incorporate teaching on medical innovation for undergraduates in the Medical School and to encourage student involvement in medical education through training near peer tutors. During the year, Carol will also be evaluating the value and delivery of medical leadership education.

Johann Malawana, Director of the HLA, commented, ‘After a rigorous and competitive application process, we are delighted to welcome our new cohort of 2019-2020 scholars. At a time of great global challenge in healthcare, it is important that the next generation of healthcare leaders are motivated, inspired and prepared in order to best look after the populations they serve.’

Carol Chan said, ‘I am honoured to have been awarded a scholarship from the Healthcare Leadership Academy.  With my leadership experiences and my involvement in medical education, I intend to set an agenda for change as an HLA scholar. I will be working on a project to evaluate effectiveness of healthcare leadership education and I hope to encourage both the current and the next generations of healthcare leaders to practice the highest standards of ethics and compassionate care.’

With 6 years under her belt as a medical student, Carol adds this scholarship to a number of other awards including first place for a lesson plan competition from Dunhill Medical Trust and Medical Schools Council and commendation from the UCL Quality Assurance & Enhancement Unit. 

As the Academic Officer for Years 1-3 at UCL’s Medical School in 2016-2017, Carol was the bridge between 1,000 pre-clinical students and the medical faculty. Her responsibilities included leading 30 student representatives and chairing student staff consultative meetings. She also led the team to organise a mock exam for 350 students.

Outside Carol’s studies at UCL, she has founded The Hong Kong Medical Society of the United Kingdom which aims to connect all Hong Kong medical students and doctors in the UK hosting regular academic and social events for 500+ members.

Find out more about The HLA here: https://thehealthcareleadership.academy/