UCL Medical School News

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.


UCLMS Social Media Policy

Nov 01, 2013 17:10PM

Social media has become a powerful part of the web in recent years and has changed the way we communicate and collaborate online.  Many organisations, such as the GMC and the BMA, politicians and medical journals are actively using social media and discussions of various aspects of the professional lives of doctors are increasingly seen on Facebook, Twitter and blogs.


Obituary: Dr Daniel Brudney

Oct 02, 2013 09:08AM

We are very sad to report the death of Dr Daniel Brudney in a car crash on Friday 13 September.


Supporting peer-assisted teaching

UCLU Medical Society is run by UCL Medical Students and organises events and activities across a number of sections from Global Medicine to Medical Leadership, General Practice and Public Health to Orthopaedics. The Section of Education has been continually expanding and provides an ambitious programme of peer-led teaching across all stages of the MBBS curriculum. 

To ensure the success of MedSoc events the committee seek contributions from keen and engaged volunteers, especially senior medical students and junior doctors.

Support may include: 

  • examining at mock OSCEs
  • facilitating workshops which explore the more challenging material
  • co-creating resources for use in seminars

The main focus of the Education section is support for students to prepare them for UCL summative examinations. 

The demand for peer-led teaching lasts all year round, but is highest during the months April to July. 

Latest opportunities:

MOSCE: UCLU Medical Society OSCE Teaching for Year 4

Now under the auspices of the Education Section, UCLU Medical Society, MOSCE will be an invaluable opportunity for Year 4 students to revise and practice 10 of the most commonly tested stations. This will take place in the Clinical Skills Centre, Rockefeller Building - the same venue as the actual OSCE, offering a realistic experience. The focus will be on the more obscure, less-taught clinical examinations, overseen by a mix of Year 5 students and Finalists. This will very much resemble the former UrSCE series that ran in the past, with a few changes made.

The continued success of this annual teaching event depends on the recruitment of keen, enthusiastic tutors who are able to draw on past experiences to both allay fears and increase understanding of the relative unknown surrounding the OSCE for many Year 4 students. Thus, we would be delighted for junior doctors to get involved guide the younger years through what can be an incredibly daunting experience, even when prepared. Most often, students vouch for junior doctors as being the best teachers on the ward; MOSCE provides the perfect environment for this impression to be consolidated and enhanced! If interested, please see the sign-up link below. As thanks, certificates will be provided for ePortfolios.

Stations to be covered:

  • Airway Management
  • Arterial
  • Breast
  • Foot/Ankle
  • Fundoscopy
  • Hydration
  • MSE
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • MSE

Saturday 25th May, 2013:
Session 1: 09.00-11.30
Session 2: 13.00-15.30
Session 3: 16.30-19.00

Sunday 26th May, 2013:
Session 1: 09.00-11.30
Session 2: 13.00-15.30
Session 3: 16.30-19.00


Location: Clinical Skills Centre, Rockefeller Building

10 stations (total): 15 minute per station comprising 4 students and 2 tutors

Tutor Sign-up: http://doodle.com/87pdkx49we36knn8  (This is not a poll for availability! Signing up for a session means you will be attending that session! Thanks.)

We encourage tutors to sign-up for multiple sessions, but any sign-up means that you MUST be able to attend all selected sessions! We would like to avoid the last-minute chaos multiple, unforeseen absences can create! 

Refreshments will be provided.

Thank you and hope to see you there,

Section of Education, UCLU Medical Society

For more information: www.medicalsociety.org.uk

Any questions. please direct to education@medicalsociety.org.uk

If interested in supporting MedSoc in general, please contact Vruti and Tanmay at education@medicalsociety.org.uk