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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

Target Medicine Summer School success

The Target Medicine Summer School ran for its eleventh year in July, with 50 Year 11 students attending.  The summer school was condensed to a three-day course, instead of the usual five, due to clashes with Ramadan and Eid. Due to the reduction in the number of days, we aimed to focus on maximising students’ exposure … Continue reading

A busy year: RUMS Y4-6 update

It’s been a busy year on the Y4-6 education scene. My year kicked off by working with staff on attendance and engagement policy and (unsuccessfully) trying to extend the summer break for 5th year students. And the momentum has remained high throughout the year. I’ve certainly spent more time in Meeting Room 1 than on … Continue reading

UCL Medical School Open Day!

The first of the 2016 UCL Open Days were held on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th June. As you may have seen, the vast amounts of UCL Medical School rock that are lingering in Deborah’s office are evidence of the fact that we were aiming for the best Open Day ever! We took over the … Continue reading

Excellence in Medical Education – 2015-16 winners

Winners of the 2015-16 Excellence in Medical Education Awards (EMEAs) were announced and the deserving champs were presented with their awards at our Graduation Ceremony in July. The awards are open to anyone in undergraduate medical education and aim to recognise outstanding commitment to students and education. For more details of criteria and how to apply for next … Continue reading

Viva la Vulva wins prize for second year in a row!

This year has been another successful year for Viva la Vulva, the student political action group founded by UCL medical students and staff only two years ago. With the aim of addressing the big issues affecting women’s health across the globe, this group of students has played an important role in raising the level of … Continue reading

UCL Medical School Change Day!

Warming up to NHS Change Day in Oct’16, we’re holding our very own Change Day! A collaborative approach to improving our NHS: UCL Medical School invites you to join us to celebrate the positive changes we’ve made so far to improve patient care and pledge to make sure that every patient is treated like a person.   When: 8th … Continue reading

Be The Change: UCL students win national NHS championship!

UCL Medical and Pharmacy students recently won the first ever Be The Change NHS Quality Improvement Championship: a national project to get healthcare students centrally involved in quality improvement in the NHS.   The initiative was borne out of the notion that medical students and allied healthcare professionals can see hospitals in a different light … Continue reading

Whittington Health Education Conference 23 March

UCL students played a major role in the recent Whittington Health Education Conference. The Conference was designed to showcase innovation in education, learning and training at the Trust. The morning plenary session was launched by Caroline Fertleman, who is a Consultant Paediatrician at the Hospital, as well as the UCL site Sub-Dean. Caroline introduced Ian … Continue reading

Teaching Inter-speciality Communication Skills

Junior doctors at the Whittington Hospital have designed and delivered a novel teaching session for final year UCL students in their “Preparation for Practice” SSC. Feedback from questionnaires and a focus group session has highlighted that newly-qualified doctors from a variety of medical schools feel under-prepared and unconfident when asked to communicate with senior doctors … Continue reading

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