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MBBS student uses CPR teaching to save a life

We were so thrilled and proud to receive this amazing letter from Dhiraj Patel, a Year 4 student, recently. We’ve got something in our eye….   Dear Emma [Thompsett, Clinical Skills Tutor] and UCL Medical School, Today something life changing happened to me. I am living with my auntie in Hendon at the moment and … Continue reading

Student successes

MBBS Results Day Party! The main news here at UCLMS this week has been final exams – results were sent out on 21st March to 353 happy new (almost) doctors! We threw a party for them at UCL so students, staff and alumni could celebrate their massive achievement after six long years of hard work. … Continue reading

UCLMS new starters

A few new faces around the Medical School….   Taylor Bennie MBBS Systems Project Manager and Learning Technologist “I have recently joined the Medical School to support the MBBS programme with experience in mobile learning, e-Learning, assistive technology, equalities and student services. I have accumulated vast experience in web development, graphical/desktop publishing design, e-Learning development, … Continue reading

Viva la Vulva: Tackling the Stigma Surrounding Women’s Health

With no less than eight projects taking place, 2018 is set to be a pivotal year for Viva la Vulva, a UCL Medical Student society which campaigns to raise awareness of issues around women’s health. Set up in September 2014, it has a particular focus on sexual and reproductive health rights and gender-based violence. Its … Continue reading

RUMS President’s update

We at RUMS have had a successful first term. We began the year as always with our welcome programmes, first for the incoming transfers into the clinical years and later for the first years. I was proud to see that not only did the first years throw themselves into the welcome programme of activities, they … Continue reading

RUMS Welfare Week – support, relaxation and donuts!

The first few weeks back from the Christmas holiday can be tough. RUMS Welfare was there to help ease the transition into 2018 and make the start a bit more bearable. This was part of our wider initiative to promote the mental health and wellbeing of students within RUMS. RUMS Welfare Week kicked off on 22nd … Continue reading

Decolonising the Medical Curriculum 18th April – free event

Medicine has been influenced by a history of colonial medicine where the voices of white, male, heterosexual, western attitudes have dominated the medical narrative. In the era of #Metoo, women’s marches and the Black Panther film social activism, we are exploring conversations around decolonising medicine as part of the UCL ‘Liberating the Curriculum’ ethos. You … Continue reading

Running Every Day for Charity

When my wife Emma first suggested we sign up for RED January – “Run Every Day in January” – I was not keen. I like running. But every day? In January??? I was convinced it was a bad idea. January is cold, wet, dark and generally rubbish. In the end I relented though, partly because … Continue reading

Alumni news

We have had plenty of news and events from our alumni community over the past few months, with even more to come over the spring and summer – 7 year group reunions, mentoring events, student comedy… and it’s still only March! Our vision of a connected community of students, staff and alumni is going well … Continue reading

Staff update: babies, books and an R.E. trip

New CPP baby! Izzie Jay (Head of MBBS Management for Clinical and Professional Practice & Quality Assurance) and her husband Chris welcomed a baby boy into the world on 26th January.  He’s called Ptolemy (Ptollo for short) Jay.  Mother and baby are doing well.     International Women’s Day at the Whittington After their exams, … Continue reading

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