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2015 Ron Grimley Memorial Awards

14th May 2015

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This year’s presenters with the judging team

Congratulations to our students who made it to the final round of this years Ron Grimley Memorial Awards.

Since the introduction of the awards in 2006, 3rd year students are timetabled throughout the semester to present an interesting case from patients they have seen on the wards. Each week a different firm of students compete against each other, with the remainder of students listening and voting for the best presentations.... Read more >>


Tomorrow's Clinicians endorsement

April 2015


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We are always interested to hear what people think of our innovative e-learning content. This helps us to understand where further development may be required, whilst also helping us to verify that our educational content meets the requirements of clinical students and educationalists alike. We were pleased to recently receive praise on the quality of the ‘Recording a 12 Lead ECG’ episode from our Tomorrow’s Clinicians series …

"As chair of the Society for Cardiological Science and Technology (SCST) Council and their Education Committee, I am keen to promote quality and good practice in the delivery of cardiac diagnostics. To date the only such visual teaching aid which I feel I can commend is the ‘Recording a 12 Lead ECG’ video from the Ron Grimley Undergraduate Centre. This is a very well-constructed and accurate instructional video which actually does meet the SCST standard for the performance of ECG."

Su Baxter, Head of Cardiology (Good Hope Hospital),
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

If you have any comments or wish to provide feedback, whatever it may be for, we would be interested to hear from you. You can contact us at


Official opening of the Ron Grimley Undergraduate Simulation Centre

3rd December 2014

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The official opening of our new simulation centre was conducted by Professor Kate Thomas, Deputy Dean of University of Birmingham Medical School. Mr Atiq-ur Rehman (Head of Clinical Teaching Academy), Dr. Nicola Calthorpe (Consultant Anaesthetist), Mrs Denise Mcmahon (Director of Nursing) and Professor Kate Thomas all gave speeches of accolade and recognition for everyone involved in getting the Simulation Centre up and running... Read more >>


REME Teaching Award achievement for Dr Calthorpe

12 November 2014



We are delighted to announce that Consultant Anaesthetist and RGUC Senior Academy Tutor, Dr Nicola Calthorpe, has been awarded a Recognising News image 1Excellence in Medical Education (REME) Teaching Award on behalf of University of Birmingham medical students. This award celebrates the delivery of outstanding teaching and recognises Dr Calthorpe’s efforts in the delivery of undergraduate medical education.

REME was set up by medical students to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of teachers who put a great deal of effort in preparing students to become doctors of tomorrow. The award provides recognition of teachers' contributions to the student experience.

Dr Calthorpe has also been heavily involved in the development and initiation of the RGUC Simulation Centre, which will be formally opened next month.


Dean’s Prize: July 2014

July 2014

News image 1Congratulations to Dr Katherine Speirs and Dr Christopher Timmis, Clinical Teaching Fellows at RGUC, who entered and won the University of Birmingham Deans Prize for Undergraduate Medical Education Research. Their work entitled “The advocacy-enquiry debriefing method in simulation education: exploring student perspectives” was also presented as a poster at the 2014 Association of the Study of Medical Education Conference in Brighton. This interesting work is particularly topical as we see simulation grow as a teaching tool in undergraduate medical education. We look forward to the official opening of the RGUC Simulation Centre.

Their poster will be available to view in the RGUC.


TASME Innovation Award: July 2014


News image 1The RGUC entered and were first runners up in a national competition for Innovations in Teaching. This award which sees upward of 25 entries per year, was given for the Innovative Anatomy project, part of the RGUC online learning resource iClinical. The learned audience were highly enthused to hear details of this novel teaching package which is under development for University of Birmingham medical students.

The team are looking to recruit a number of student representatives to support the production process of these educational resources and details will be available soon.

Our current projects can be viewed via


Clinincal Skills Cannula Insertion Screensaver

1st July 2014

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Information regarding the management for cannula embolism

Patients who have a Peripheral vrenous cannula inserted to administer IV fluids or medication.



Tomorrow’s Clinicians Mobile App launched

25th June 2014

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RGUC are proud to announce the launch of our new ‘Tomorrow’s Clinicians’ mobile e-learning app for Apple devices. The app allows access to video and Q&A content on the move and on demand.

For further information on the series and how to obtain the app, visit the official Tomorrow’s Clinicians website –


New Examination in Practice videos available

19th May 2014

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RGUC students can now exclusively access a selection of new clinical examination videos within the secure area of this website*. Simply navigate to the new videos by clicking on the "iClinical - Clinical Examination in Practice" link on the right hand side of the home page.

*Please note these resources are currently only available to RGUC students with login credentials.

For further information on our iClinical e-learning resources, please visit the iClinical website –

Swipe Cards

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Please be aware that the swipe card access system is being updated constantly throughout the hospital, therefore you may experience problems with accessing areas.

If problems persist for a while, come and see us. In the instance you have misplaced or had your swipe card stolen please let us know immediately so it can be deactivated.

Parking Permits

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All blue parking permits must be displayed in car windscreens/dashboards at all times when parked on a staff car park.

If you do not have your pass with you, do not attempt to get away with parking on the staff car park, please park elsewhere on these occasions.

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