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UCLMS student Ersong Shang wins the Duke Elder Undergraduate Prize in Ophthalmology

May 13, 2014 09:18AM

UCL Medical Student Ersong Shang has won the Duke Elder Undergraduate Prize in Ophthalmology – 2014. 550 students from 36 Medical Schools in the United Kingdom and Ireland competed in the Duke Elder Undergraduate Prize Examination in March. The standard is deliberately high and those taking the top places are to be congratulated. Ersong will collect £400.00 or the equivalent prize (a chance to visit St John’s Eye Hospital in Jerusalem).


Professor Jane Dacre elected president of the Royal College of Physicians

Apr 28, 2014 10:24AM

Professor Jane Dacre was elected president of the Royal College of Physicians last night, by single transferable vote from a field of ten candidates, in a ballot organised by Electoral Reform Services. The result was announced at the end of College Day, the day of the RCP’s Annual General Meeting. Professor Dacre won by 281 votes from the next nearest candidate and becomes the third female president in the RCP’s history. In total there were 4,933 valid votes, and following nine voting transfers Professor Dacre was elected with 1,848 votes.


UCLMS Seminar: The intercalated BSc - Dr Melvyn Jones - 10th March

Mar 05, 2014 11:24AM

The intercalated BSc - why do medical schools offer them and what do they achieve?


Provost’s Public Engagement Awards

Feb 12, 2014 14:23PM

Winner: Engager of the year (researcher/academic grade 8 and above) Dr Jayne Kavanagh, UCL Medical School


Jane Dacre holds first MRCP PACES in Myanmar

Jan 08, 2014 10:49AM

This November, Professor Jane Dacre led the very first PACES for MRCP (Member of the Royal College of Physicians) in Myanmar. This was successfully held in New Yangon General Hospital, one of the teaching hospitals of the University of Medicine, Yangon.


Support & Funding

Student Support

The Medical School has a comprehensive student support system in place with an extensive range of advisors and services to support students with academic, personal and practical problems.

If you have any concerns directly relating to your course and academic issues please contact your IBSc course tutor or IBSc personal tutor.

If you have any concerns relating to academic issues about the IBSc year in general please contact the IBSc lead, Professor Stephen Davies (s.w.davies@ucl.ac.uk)

For any other welfare or personal concerns please make an appointment with student support to discuss this with a Medical School tutor.

Contact Details

Student Support years 1-3

Purvangi Dave (purvangi.dave@ucl.ac.uk)


A limited number of bursaries are available to IBSc students. Students due to start an IBSc are requested to submit an application for funding. This process takes place over the summer months and students will be emailed before the end of year 2 with details of how to apply.

Other sources of funding are detailed in the document below and it is recommended that students investigate possible sources of funding as early as possible in order to meet any deadlines. Please advise the IBSc administrator if you wish to apply for any funding detailed in this document so that the Medical School can keep a record of your application and assist with documentation if needed.

IBSc Funding Opportunities

If you are experiencing financial hardship during your IBSc year please contact student support to arrange an appointment to discuss your concerns.