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UCL Medical School: 1st in London, 4th in UK, 6th in the world!

UCL remains London’s top ranked medical school

UCL Medical School is ranked number 1 in London – again! The result of the 2011-2012 National Student Survey (NSS) has just been made available and Medicine at UCL continues to receive extremely positive feedback and the overall satisfaction score for MBBS programme is 94%. The MBBS degree at UCL also stands well above the sector average for medicine (89% overall satisfaction).

The organisation and management, and opportunities for personal development were the two domains scoring the highest. Feedback on assessment is the domain which scores the lowest, however, ongoing efforts to improve this area have resulted in year upon year improvements and UCL remains above the sector average. Despite not affecting the overall satisfaction score the percentage achieved for the teaching domain was down slightly and will need to be kept under careful review. With the changes made in the new curriculum it is hoped that the students’ perception of academic support will rise dramatically in the forthcoming year.

The table below gives an overview of the domains included in the NSS and last years figures for medicine at UCL. It also provides comparative data for all medical degrees and this year’s overall results for UCL.

The graph below shows the overall satisfaction scores since 2007.

The good news does not stop there: UCL Medicine graduates also have a 100% employment rate in the Foundation Programme for 2012.

The new MBBS curriculum starts this academic year. Much work has gone into this, with the aim of creating highly competent and scientifically literate clinicians, equipped to practise patient-centred medicine in a constantly changing modern world, with a strong foundation in the basic medical and social sciences. We look forward to improving and maintaining our excellent results as the Medical School continues to strive to provide the best student experience that reflects the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s patients.

Medical Schools – overall satisfaction with course and teaching quality information data 2012 taken from: unistats.direct.gov.uk/ and www.hefce.ac.uk.

Dr Anju Verma, NIHR Clinical Research Fellow

Dr Ann Griffin, Clinical lead for Quality Assurance and deputy director UCL Medical School

MBBS at UCL: 1st in London, 4th in the UK, 6th in the world

The outstanding results for UCL Medical School don’t end with the National Student Survey.

Medicine at UCLMS has been ranked 4th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide and The Complete University Guide. It has also been voted 6th in the world by the Times Higher Education World University rankings in ‘clinical, pre-clinical and health’.

Prof Jane Dacre, Director of UCLMS says ‘These results are fantastic and testify to all the hard work put in by staff and teachers at UCLMS. They demonstrate our commitment to high quality education and our dedication to ensuring that the UCL doctor is equipped with the skills and knowledge to practice in a changing NHS’.

Dr Ann Griffin, Clinical lead for Quality Assurance



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