A glorious celebration of a new generation of healthcare professionals

The class of 2014 has graduated from St George’s and is now ready to become the next generation of healthcare professionals and researchers.

On one of the hottest days of the year, 490 students graduated at the presentation ceremony at London’s Barbican on Thursday 17 July. Degrees were given for the four and five-year MBBS Medicine courses, the BSc in Biomedical Science, the BSc in Healthcare Science (20 students specialising in Cardiac Physiology and three specialising in Respiratory and Sleep Physiology) the BSc in Biomedical Informatics, and those studying intercalated BSc degrees at St George’s. Postgraduate diplomas and certificates were also awarded. Sajjaad Ismail, who graduated in MBBS medicine, said: "I can't believe I've finally graduated. I'm sad to leave St George's but excited for the new chapter in my life starting as a trainee doctor next week in the Fairfield General Hospital in Manchester."Fahmin Khaleque, who graduated in Biomedical Sciences and is from Bangladesh, said: "Today has been overwhelming and I'm excited for the future. I'm looking forward to coming back to St George's to study medicine."Shashank Sivji, who graduated in intercalated BSc Medicine, said: " It's a really proud day today. It's nice to see everyone today before everyone leaves for different places and new adventures."


Watch an interview to mark Diabetes UK Week 2014 with Professor Peter Kopelman, our Principal.

Diabetes Week is Diabetes UK's annual UK-wide awareness and fundraising week.

Watch and interview here on YouTube


Health experts find Physician Associates provide efficient care for patients and can take the pressure off GPs

A study into the impact on the NHS of a new type of health worker who help doctors has shown they can help relieve pressure on general practitioners (GPs).

The Physician Associates (PAs) work to a supervising doctor and see mainly patients requesting same day or urgent appointments in general practice.


St George’s safest medical school in London, according to new rankings

St George’s has been named as the safest medical school in London, according to a new league table of crime figures.

The Complete University Guide said St George’s had the fifth lowest incidence of student-relevant crime out of London universities and was ranked the safest out of London medical schools such as UCL, ranked 23rd place, Imperial College London, ranked 14th and Queen Mary University in 13th place.


St George’s achieves Athena Swan Bronze award for gender equality

St George’s, University of London, has achieved a coveted Bronze award for fostering equality and good employment practices between genders among staff.

The Athena SWAN Awards recognise success in developing employment practices to further and support the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) departments in academia.