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Encyclopedia > St George's, University of London

St George's, University of London

Established 1834 (as St George's Medical School)
Type Public
Principal Professor Michael Farthing
Students 3,510[1]
Undergraduates 2,930[1]
Postgraduates 575[1]
Location London, UK
Campus Urban
Affiliations University of London
Website http://www.sgul.ac.uk/

St George's, University of London (SGUL) is a specialist medical college of the University of London. The college has its origins in 1733 [1], and was the second institution in England to provide formal training courses for doctors (after the University of Oxford). Image File history File links St Georges Medical School File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... The Principal is the chief executive and the chief academic officer of a University in Scotland and at certains institutions in Canada and other parts of the Commonwealth. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The University of London is a university based primarily in London. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... A medical school or faculty of medicine is a tertiary educational institution or part of such an institution that teaches medicine. ... The University of London is a university based primarily in London. ... Events February 12 - British colonist James Oglethorpe founds Savannah, Georgia. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ...


Originally set up in 1733 next to Hyde Park Corner (now the site of The Lanesborough hotel), in central London, the college was transferred to its current site, Tooting in South London in 1980, where it shares a site with St George's Healthcare NHS Trust. In 2005, the institution's name was changed from St George's Hospital Medical School to St George's, University of London, in line with the broader range of subjects now offered within the institution. In addition to Medicine, St George's offers undergraduate degrees in Biomedical Science and Biomedical Informatics and, through the joint Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences with Kingston University, offers degrees in Pharmacy, Diagnostic Radiography, Therapeutic Radiography, Physiotherapy, Nursing (Adult Nursing, Healthcare Sciences and Nutritional Support), and Social Work. The faculty also offers diplomas in all branches of Nursing and Midwifery. Events February 12 - British colonist James Oglethorpe founds Savannah, Georgia. ... Hyde Park Corner is a place in London, England, at the south-east corner of Hyde Park. ... The Lanesborough is a prestigious 5* hotel on Hyde Park Corner in Knightsbridge, central London (postcode SW1), England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Tooting is a suburb in the London Borough of Wandsworth in south London. ... South London area South London (known colloquially as South of the River) is the area of London south of the River Thames. ... The St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust is an [NHS] organisation providing acute [hospital] care in South West London. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kingston University is a university in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, south-west London. ...


Following Quality Assurance Agency inspections St George's gained an excellent score of 23 out of 24 for its teaching of medicine — the highest of any of the London medical schools — making it, by academic teaching standards, the best medical school in London and second only to Oxford and Cambridge among England's 25 or so medical schools. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) was established in 1997 to provide an integrated quality assurance service for United Kingdom higher education. ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ... The University of Cambridge (usually abbreviated as Cantab. ...


St George's was also the first university in the country to offer a four year graduate entry medicine degree. The first intake was in 2000 with 35 students and the course has since been emulated by many other universities. Entry to the course is highly competitive with candidates being required to sit the GAMSAT as part of the application process. GAMSAT stands for the Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test - It is used to select candidates applying to study medicine, dentistry and veterinary science at Medical schools with so-called Graduate Entry Programmes (candidates must have a recognised Bachelor degree completed prior to commencement of the medical degree). ...


The Students' Union (until recently, the School Club) organises various activities, the best known being its fancy dress discos and its contributions to Rag Week, the annual series of fund-raising events, when it regularly raises more money for charity per capita than any other London medical school. In recent years the Union has become more politically aware and shown greater interest in National Union of Students of the United Kingdom and British Medical Association activities. The National Union of Students (NUS) is the main organisation claiming to represent students unions in the United Kingdom. ... The logo of the association. ...


St George's also boasts a plethora of sports including swimming, rowing, volleyball, rugby, football, netball, hockey and many others. In 2005-2006 the 1st XI Hockey team managed to win their BUSA league, ULU premier league, UH cup and UL cup beating much bigger universities in London such as UCL, Kings and Imperial. The netball team has had a similar successful story.


Most recently St George's, along with other London medical schools, has been the setting for new television drama Vital Signs. Vital Signs is a British television drama series airing on ITV1 from 2006. ...


Alumni

Famous alumni include:

Portrait of Edward Jenner Edward Jenner, FRS, (May 17, 1749 – January 26, 1823) was an English country doctor who studied nature and his natural surroundings from childhood and practiced medicine in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. ... Henry Gray Henry Gray (1825?–1861) was an English anatomist and surgeon and also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) at the extremely young age of 33. ... DVD cover for Harry Hill - First Class Scamp, released by Avalon Television, 1998 Dr. Matthew Hall (born October 1, 1964), better known as Harry Roy Hill, is a British stand-up comedian who has graduated to being a star of British television by way of a BBC radio series Harry... Several people are known by the name John Hunter: John Hunter (surgeon), (1728 - 1793), was a surgeon and anatomist. ... Notable people with the name William Hunter include: William Hunter (anatomist) William Hunter (Protestant martyr) William Hunter (Rhode Island), U.S. Senator William Dickenson (Bill) Hunter (Canadian sports executive) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Patrick Christopher Steptoe (June 9, 1913, Witney, England - March 21, 1988) was a British obstetrician and gynaecologist and a pioneer of fertility treatment. ... Thomas Young, English scientist // Young belonged to a Quaker family of Milverton, Somerset, where he was born in 1773, the youngest of ten children. ... There have been at least two notable people called Edward Wilson. ...

External links

  • St George's, University of London website
  • St George's, University of London Students' Union website
  • Discussion forum for applicants to St George's
  • Clinical Skills Online at St George's, University of London

References

  1. ^ a b c Table 0a - All students by institution, mode of study, level of study, gender and domicile 2004/05. Higher Education Statistics Agency online statistics. Retrieved on 2007-01-07.

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