Undergraduate medical training
We provide onsite undergraduate teaching to 891 medical students from the Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, UCL Medical School and St George’s Medical School, as well as teaching 650 medical students at individual medical schools every academic year. We receive funding which provides our teaching fellows and consultants protected time for teaching and continuing professional development in medical education. Our teaching team has won awards at national education conferences, and have consistently received excellent feedback from all three medical schools.
Medical students from Moorfields’ undergraduate education department perform well in the annual national Duke Elder undergraduate prize examination, run by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. The examination saw 370 students compete for the prize in March 2018, and we are very proud that three of our medical students were tied in 2nd place, 5th and 12th place this year.
In December 2017, we won the Audience Choice Poster award at the UCLP Education conference and the Best Poster Award at the Trainees in Medical Education Conference.
In November 2017 we ran our 4th highly successful Microsurgical skills course for 20 medical students. In addition, we organise ‘Patient-as-teacher’ symposia three times a year on subjects such as glaucoma, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, lid oncology and paediatric nystagmus, demonstrating our commitment to serve the needs of our community by engaging our patients, and their relatives in delivering medical education.
Additionally, as recognition for our ‘exceptional commitment to excellence in clinical teaching’ Moorfields undergraduate education department received a team award in undergraduate teaching and the Saad al-Damluji Excellence in Clinical Teaching award in July 2016.
Our Director of Undergraduate Medical Education is Miss Narciss Okhravi FRCOphth PhD FAcadMEd PGCert Leadership (Quality Improvement), Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields and Director of Studies at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. Miss Okhravi also holds the title of Associate Dean and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.