The Royal Free has a long and proud tradition in undergraduate medical education, initially as the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine which merged in 1998 with University College Hospital Medical School to form University College London Medical School (UCLMS). The principal campuses are in Bloomsbury and at the Royal Free. The Royal Free campus forms a large part of the footprint of the Royal Free Hospital site and is geographically and organisationally well integrated into the trust.
The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust has demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in teaching tomorrow's doctors. Excellence in education is explicitly and equally enshrined in the core values of the trust alongside excellence in clinical care and in research. The hospital is a key partner of UCLMS in teaching the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery) degree programme.
The campus has an excellent infrastructure with three recently-refurbished lecture theatres, 12 seminar rooms, a well-equipped clinical skills facility and a newly-opened large informal student learning space (the student hub). The trust employs teaching fellows to enhance the student teaching and experience. The Royal Free hosts administrators both for the MBBS and BAMS courses as well as North Central Thames Foundation School, more than 12 teaching fellows and the medical school quality office.