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Success for UCL Medical School in Planetary Health Report Card results

22 April 2021

UCL Medical School has been ranked second in the UK in the 2021 Planetary Health Report Card - a medical-student driven initiative designed to inspire medical schools internationally to introduce climate change and planetary health into the medical school curriculum.

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Over 250 medicine students globally from 62 medical schools have taken part in the initiative this year, which aims to aims to compare medical schools on the basis of discrete metrics in five main category areas: 1) planetary health curriculum, 2) interdisciplinary research in health and environment, 3) university support for student planetary health initiatives, 4) community outreach and advocacy centered on environmental health impacts, and 5) campus sustainability. 

The Planetary Health Report Card (PHRC) was founded by medical students at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine with the faculty mentors. The intention for this report card is to track institutional change over time and inspire medical schools to focuses on the importance of climate change and sustainability in healthcare education.  

UCL’s report card was coordinated by med students Trizzha FelicianoCatherine Napper, Luisa Alamo-Gomez, Selina Aziz and Isis Calado

Speaking of the results, Trizzha Feliciano, who co-led the student team with Catherine Napper said: “We’re really happy to have done so well and have identified areas we can work on for the future. Hopefully, awareness of this important initiative will increase, and more medical schools will want to get involved in the future. We want to thank the Medical Sciences Faculty and Sustainable UCL for their continued support; they've been incredible". 


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