UCL Medical School has emerged from the amalgamation of a number of prestigious institutions over a period of some years. These are the medical schools of the Middlesex Hospital, University College Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital. It is one of the world’s very best universities, and is consistently placed in the global 25 in a wide range of world rankings.
UCL is the oldest and largest College of the University of London, founded in 1828 with Medicine as one of its foundation faculties. It has three main campuses; the Bloomsbury campus, the Royal Free campus, and the Whittington campus; all with clinical facilities, teaching laboratories, lecture theatres and libraries and is one of the largest in the country with a yearly intake of 330 undergraduate students on the MBBS programme and it has the widest range of integrated BSc opportunities in the UK.
With an internationally acknowledged faculty of education and research leaders and a committed team of NHS based teachers, together with associated university hospitals and a wide range of other placement providers their aim to provide the best possible student experience and prepare their graduates to meet the needs of todays and tomorrows patients and to thrive in 21st century healthcare environments.
It was the first to admit women on equal terms with men. It is a truly multi-faculty university, teaching diverse subjects from Fine Art at the Slade School through Architecture and Egyptology to Neuroscience and Medicine. It has a distinguished cadre of academic staff including 34 fellows of the Royal Society; former students/staff have included 21 Nobel Prize winners, 6 from Physiology and Medicine, including Huxley, Hill and Katz.