UCL Medical School Appoints New Academic Lead for MBBS Assessment

Dr Nimesh Patel, the former Head of MBBS Assessment for Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has been appointed by UCL's Medical School as the next Academic Lead for MBBS Assessment.

UCL has been educating doctors since 1834 and the Medical School is currently ranked sixth in the world by the QS World University Rankings (2023) by Subject. 

UCL considers the role of Head of MBBS Assessment as key to ensure the education and training of the “The UCL Doctor”: a highly capable, and patient-centred clinician, equipped to practice medicine in a professional, inclusive, and sustainable way grounded in science and best practice.

After an extensive search with Society as their recruiting partner, UCL concluded that Nimesh was the person best placed to lead the delivery of the MBBS Assessments. In Nimesh, they saw someone with a solid track record of medical education, research, and a commitment to a high-quality experience for medical students.

Nimesh has over eighteen years’ experience in Higher Education, with extensive expertise in undergraduate medical assessment as Head of MBBS Assessment and Reader in Medical Education (Assessment) at QMUL. He has a BSc in Pharmacology from King’s College London and a PhD in Pharmacology from QMUL.

In addition to the leadership of the MBBS Assessment and Feedback Unit programmes and staff at UCL Medical School, Nimesh will develop and implement a new assessment strategy across the MBBS year groups. 

Society wishes Nimesh all the very best in his new role.

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