Vital Signs

London Medicine's flagship initiative

Adopting a new theme each academic year, Vital Signs addresses a range of challenges pertaining both to higher education and health policy which are likely to impact the provision of health education and training.


Access and successful student experiences for WP medical students in London

In this workstream, we will explore how to encourage applicants from widening participation backgrounds into medicine, and what can be done to improve their experiences once in study. Our report will be published in late 2019.

Read our response to the Office for Students consultation on regulating access and participation

Clinical Academics in London

The key research objectives covered by this project were to explore how clinical academic trainee pathways are working in London for medicine and dentistry; and to identify areas where pan-London collaboration could be utilised to address or alleviate any of the challenges encountered by individuals pursuing clinical academic training in London.

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Clinical Placements in Undergraduate Medicine

The first theme of Vital Signs was Clinical Placements in Undergraduate Medicine, which aimed to maximise the potential of clinical placements in London and gaining a better understanding of students’ perspectives of their clinical placement.

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