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We Are UCLMS!

The end of the summer on Gower Street means only one thing: Freshers’ Week! Bringing with it hundreds of energetic, excited and eager first years storming The Huntley, The Cruciform and spreading themselves all over the UCL campus.  As they dive deep into the unknown world of challenges, strange faces and new experiences, we must … Continue reading

Researching links in comms skills and exam success

  The RDME team is investigating the link between doctors’ communication skills and their performance in clinical skills examinations Ongoing research in the Medical School’s Research Department of Medical Education (RDME) is shedding light on doctors’ communicative behaviours in patient consultations, and if linguistic features can be used to predict candidate performance in postgraduate medical … Continue reading

The Medical School Rounders Sluggathon

  It was as if the grey clouds knew. For days they had lingered. Even up to a few minutes before the annual 2017 Medical School Rounders Sluggathon (or Swingandmissathon) they had stubbornly hung about threatening to spoil the event that had been on the lips of thousands, maybe hundreds, possibly twenty, perhaps it was … Continue reading

Top Teachers and Administrators Awards

Throughout the course of the year, via the SEQs, students can nominate teachers and administrators who have been particularly helpful or inspiring to them during their studies. The QA Unit is delighted to announce the 2016-17 winners: Year 1 Winners Circulation and Breathing Dr Ian Edwards (UCL, Division of Biosciences) Dr Jonathan Fry (UCL, Division of … Continue reading

UCLMS new starters

A few new faces around the Medical School….   Asta Medisauskaite, Research Assistant “I am an organisational psychologist, just finishing my PhD at Birkbeck, University of London. My research interests are around the ill-health issues in healthcare providers, and the development of healthier workplaces. I have also taught undergraduate and postgraduate students at Birkbeck and … Continue reading

RUMS President update

As I start my role as RUMS President for this academic year, I am very well aware that I am inheriting the position after a very successful year for RUMS. This past year, the RUMS Committee has been able to make strides in our academic representation leading to new study spaces such as the Rockefeller … Continue reading

MBBS Open Day

The final Open Day of the year was held on Saturday 9th September. This time, we were in a different but spacious location in Senate House. We had a number of dedicated members of staff who helped out on the day, so that we could run stalls about Student Support, Target Medicine, the MBPhD programme, … Continue reading

New (mini) arrivals in UCLMS

Recently we have welcomed three more babies into the UCL Medical School family (with more on the way of course!), with two new mums working in the Student Office in Huntley St. Coincidence or something in the water there? Investigations continue…   Oscar Henry Rose arrived on 6th July weighing 7lb 13oz and mum Molly … Continue reading

The Crick: Bringing Biomedical Research To Life!

This Student Selected Component (SSC) for 1st year medical students was set up this year by Drs Faye Gishen and Gregor Campbell with the assistance of Dr Hazel Smith, the Faculty of Life Sciences (FLS) Faculty Tutor and teaching officers at the Francis Crick Institute. We have selected and trained 12 Crick postdoctoral students to … Continue reading

UoL Gold Medal goes to UCLMS student Melanie Jensen

We were bursting with pride this summer to receive the news that a UCLMS medical student has won the highly prestigious University of London Gold Medal.   Melanie Jensen was the successful winner of the annual competition for London medical school students. Melanie said: “Being nominated for the Gold Medal viva was an incredibly exciting, albeit … Continue reading

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