UCLMS introduced a new MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery) curriculum in 2012 that emphasises both the importance of training excellent clinical scientists and of a patient centred approach to care. The medical school is ranked very highly in national surveys of both student experience and academic achievements. MBBS students from years 1 and 2 are taught at the Royal Free in large groups at least weekly.
There are approximately 200 year 4 and 5 students on site daily with about 50 year 6 students undertaking special study components of their course.
Between 50 and 70 students are also attached, mainly in their 5th and 6th years, to Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital which have an established and essential role in undergraduate teaching for UCLMS.
The campus will also be the main site for a new and innovative degree programme for applied medical science (AMS) starting in 2014. The objective is to train scientists to think like clinicians to enhance the ability of science to advance medicine.
Further information about the degree courses, medical school curriculum, admissions and other aspects of the course can be found on the University College London website.