Undergraduate medical education (UME)

We have dedicated undergraduate teams located in education centres at each of our three main sites.
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London North West Healthcare NHS Trust is committed to undergraduate medical education and provides teaching clinics and learning for students within the Trust’s hospitals.

Undergraduate education is run by the Trust’s academic directorate and is supported by a 12-strong team of teaching fellows. The Trust has been highly commended for best practice by the General Medical Council for investing in such a large number of teaching fellowships.

The delivery of undergraduate education is organised and administered by a network of lead clinical tutors and undergraduate education managers, supported and advised by the director of clinical studies.  All of the Trust’s clinical tutors are highly committed educators. They work directly with the pastoral care infrastructure and the senior tutor. Medical education is strategically led by the Trust’s medical director.

The Trust has a very strong historic link between undergraduate and postgraduate departments. We also regularly consult with a range of medical education experts external to the trust to ensure our undergraduate programme is up to date and meets current policies and best practice.

Comprehensive and specialist learning opportunities 

The Trust provides several specialist teaching clinics and teaching grand rounds across Central Middlesex, Northwick Park and St Mark’s hospitals, where students are actively involved in discussions and presentations with consultants and teaching fellows. These include:

  • Gynaecology and menopause clinics
  • Infectious diseases clinics
  • Surgical and medical grand ward rounds (Central Middlesex, Northwick Park and St Mark’s hospitals).

The Trust provides student experience of a wide range of treatments through its specialist units, which include:

  • A hyper-acute stroke unit
  • A regional vascular centre
  • A regional post stroke rehabilitation centre
  • Regional cytogenetics
  • A large facio-maxillary unit
  • An infectious diseases department housing the largest TB unit in the country
  • A rheumatology department with large cohorts of more rare diseases such as Ehlers-Danlos and ankylosing spondylitis. 

The Central Middlesex, Northwick Park and St Mark's hospitals have excellent clinical skills laboratories and we've had feedback from students that the recent reorganisation of the Central Middlesex Hospital campus has greatly enhanced their study experience.

The Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospital site has the benefit of a senior laboratory technician that is shared with the Northwick Park Institute of Medical Research (NPIMR).

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Our teaching fellows

Our teaching fellows deliver high standard ‘core’ teaching to students in a way that is consistent and provides enhanced specialist learning. Teaching fellows combine their education commitments with clinical duties and post-graduate research. They contribute to the development and implementation of Trust innovations using:

  • Simulation teaching in undergraduate education (critical care, anaesthetics, ear nose and throat, obstetrics and gynaecology)
  • Foundation year (FY) teaching and tutor programme
  • General practitioner lectures for primary care obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Pharmacology lectures in obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Law and ethics in obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Vertical integration of basic science subjects into weekly student grand rounds.