The Medical School Education Consultancy (MSEC) team has been working on several projects over the past few months.
Umm Al-Qura University (UQU)
The Medical School welcomed a UQU delegation in January 2016 to attend a series of workshops and training activities that focused on developing their processes and people in Professional Services and Quality Assurance. Shortly after UQU’s visit, some of the MSEC team travelled to Saudi Arabia to deliver a week-long programme of workshops, plenaries and one-to-one sessions. It was an enormously productive trip which was well received. UQU will be launching their own new integrated MBBS curriculum in September 2016.
Prof Deborah Gill receives a plaque from the Rector (centre) and the Dean, Anmar Nassir, of UQU Medical School to celebrate one year of collaboration. The giant celebratory cake is just out of view!
New Giza University (NGU)
MSEC has recently begun a new project with New Giza University (NGU) just outside Cairo that will see UCL’s Medical School, School of Pharmacy and Eastman Dental Institute enter into an agreement to support NGU to establish their own medical, pharmacy and dental schools.
Prof Deborah Gill headed a team of UCL staff who visited Egypt in January of this year to undertake an on-site needs analysis to explore the feasibility of supporting the project. The next phase sees UCLMS working over the next six years with NGU to support its vision to become one of the region’s leading educational hubs delivering state-of-the-art education for the health professions.
The Fakeeh Group
MSEC is currently involved in negotiations with representatives from The Fakeeh Group regarding the development of a package of support to assist them to establish development of a new Medical School in Dubai’s Silicon Oasis.
Prof Deborah Gill, Prof Mike Gilbey and Paul McGovern met with the Fakeeh Group Chairman, Professor Mazen Fakeeh, and his colleagues in Jeddah in February to discuss how UCLMS can support this exciting new venture. Discussions are ongoing and we look forward to welcoming our colleagues from the Fakeeh project in the next few months to a planning workshop.
The Medical School has just said goodbye to the fifth cohort of visiting doctors from Ningbo University in China who have completed their three month training programme with us. Following an induction week, they observed our students being taught in clinical environments and attended dedicated teaching sessions focused on medical education. Towards the end of the programme they undertook clinical placements in our teaching hospitals.
We look forward to our next cohort in September 2016.