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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

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

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

MBBS – latest student news

Bulletins by Emma Lewin, MBBS Year 2, RUMS News Editor For all the latest RUMS news please visit www.rumsreview.co.uk   Inspire MEdicine Conference In its third year, the student-organised Inspire MEdicine conference was, once again, a big success. This year the conference was much more career driven, with a theme of “what does medicine mean to you/where will … Continue reading

Glaucoma – a Silent Disease: Patient as Teacher Symposium

“For the junior student in medicine and surgery, it is a safe rule to have no teaching without a patient for a text, and the best teaching is that taught by the patient himself” (Osler 1904).   The GMC takes Osler’s statement a step further and advocates the involvement of patients and public, not only … Continue reading

Top Teachers and Administrators Awards – UCLMS winners

Throughout the course of the year, UCL Medical School students are given the opportunity to nominate teachers and administrators who were particularly helpful or inspiring to them during their studies. The winners for 2014-15 have been announced so huge congratulations to everyone, especially the UCLMS staff below! Year 1 SSC Dr Scott Rice Vertical Modules … Continue reading

UCL Medical Students Taught to Spot Signs of Forced Marriage

In March UCL Medical School featured on BBC news as we are training future doctors to recognise the signs of forced marriage as part of the core curriculum.  The NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, 2014) guidelines for domestic violence recommend that healthcare needs to do more in terms of domestic violence and improve … Continue reading

SSC Student presents on Child Protection education

By Arya Nousheh-Moore In my final year ‘Student Selected Component’, I furthered my learning of Child Protection and Safeguarding at the North Middlesex and Whittington Hospitals. During this time, I created two interactive educational presentations, which guide students through questions based on various Child Protection scenarios. I am very happy that these are now being … Continue reading

RUMS brings United Hospitals Cup back to UCL!

The United Hospitals Cup is a rugby competition – the oldest in the world. First played in 1874, its origins predate even the venerable Calcutta cup, bitterly contested between England and Scotland every year. The first contest was at the Oval – then not just a cricket ground. Since then, the constituent medical schools of … Continue reading

Double success for Year 2 student Daniyal

KRUK Award Kidney Research UK operates an annual competition for intercalated degrees for medical students. Around 15 students in the UK are selected for the award. Year 2 medical student Daniyal Jalil Jafree was awarded on the basis of the project proposal: “Origin of Renal Tract Abnormalities in Spina Bifida”, supervised by Professor Andrew Copp … Continue reading

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