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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

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

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

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

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

iBSc Dean’s List nominee Miranda presents at European conference

This September, I was very privileged to attend the annual conference of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE) in the picturesque city of Leiden, The Netherlands. Three days of presentations given by experts from around the globe were in store for me when I arrived to the Stadsgehoorzaal, the concert hall … Continue reading

UCLMS students – achieving success and helping others

Year 4 student Abdul raises over £40k for famine relief and attends OYW summit in Columbia Abdulkadir Elmi was inspired to start fundraising to help relief work in Somalia after a drought has severely affected over half the population. He organised a series of events, including one in the Cruciform Building which raised £40k in … Continue reading

NIHR Fellowship success for Dr Kath Woolf

Dr Katherine Woolf has been awarded a £600,000 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Career Development Fellowship for the project ‘Selecting The Best Medical Workforce: The UK Medical Applicant Cohort Study’. The project aims to benefit patients by improving how medical schools attract and select future doctors from diverse backgrounds, and by providing the foundation … Continue reading

Medical School latest news

2nd place for William Crinnon in National UG Surgical Skills competition “The competition was the National Undergraduate Surgical Skills Competition and I took part in the London heat. It was organised by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and took place at the Royal Society of Medicine. The competition involved 5 tasks: laparoscopy, suturing, … Continue reading

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