UCL Division of Medicine


MBPhD Open Day

18 April 2024, 10:30 am–12:15 pm

UCL staff working in open-plan desk space with glass screens and doors to laboratories on the right

If you are a MBBS Medicine student at UCL in Years 1-3 and are interested in conducting research, join our introductory sessions to find out more about the three-year MBPhD degree which sits between MBBS Year 4 and Year 5.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL students






Carolyn Cohen
020 8016 8400 (ext. 68400)

Our three-year MBPhD degree for UCL MBBS Medicine students is ideal for budding clinician-scientists with commitment, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. It sits between MBBS Year 4 and Year 5. After completing Year 4 of the MBBS programme at UCL, MBPhD students switch to full-time research studies for three years. You re-enter MBBS Years 5 and 6 after submitting your thesis.

About the MBPhD programme

Open Day

The Open Day takes place on Thursday 18 April in Bloomsbury and will include the following.

An introduction from programme director Prof. Reza Motallebzadeh, covering topics such as:

  • The application process
  • Funding
  • Finding a PhD
  • Why do a PhD now?

The schedule also includes:

  • Talk on student life from current student Zan Florjanic Baronik.
  • Talk from Dr Sally Leevers, Director of Academic Training (Junior Researchers), The Francis Crick Institute.
  • Talk from Dr Iris Lüke, Postgraduate Training Manager, CRUK City of London Centre.
  • Q&A and refreshments.

To register and for venue details, please contact med.mbphd@ucl.ac.uk.

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About the Speaker

Prof. Reza Motallebzadeh

Professor of Renal Transplantation at UCL

Reza Motallebzadeh
Reza joined the Royal Free London NHS Trust as Honorary Consultant Renal Transplant Surgeon and Associate Professor, University College London in September 2017. He is currently Professor of Renal Transplantation, Head of Centre for Transplantation in the Department of Renal Medicine, and Deputy Head, Centre for Surgical Innovation, Organ Repair and Transplantation, Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, UCL and Group Leader in The Institute of Immunity & Transplantation, UCL. More about Prof. Reza Motallebzadeh