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.


Case of The Month

Case of the Month is an online, interactive, patient case programme for final year students. It exists in the UCL Moodle Virtual Learning Environment. 

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Case of the Month Tutor

Tutors are responsible for marking cases and giving feedback to around 10 students. Tutors mark 6 cases per year; each case takes 4-8 hours to mark. Marking starts in September and continues until April, so this is a lengthy commitment (although you will get a couple of months off when your students are on elective!), and it is very important that you reliably meet the marking deadlines as otherwise cases cannot be reopened to the students. 

CoTM is a great way for Foundation and Core Trainees to get involved in teaching, and can be fitted in around your other clinical and social commitments. It requires skills in mentorship and giving feedback; has elements of formative and summative assessment; and will give you experience in using a VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) - all great for your educational portfolio! Interested? Contact Dr Sarah Bennett.

Case of the Month Case Writer

If you are creative and would like experience in creating teaching materials, you could write a case. They need to be progressive, interactive and go beyond factual recall, integrating elements from the vertical modules. They include integral questions and assessments. The majority of case writers will have been previous CoTM tutors (or recent UCL students) and so will have an understanding of what the cases involve. 

Up for the challenge? Contact Dr Sarah Bennett for information on when the next workshop is being held (planned for Nov 2013).