The Medical Schools Council represents the interests and ambitions of UK Medical Schools as they relate to the generation of national health, wealth and knowledge through biomedical research and the profession of medicine. It is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. As an organisation it occupies a unique position, embracing medical undergraduate education and the entirety of health-related research, and it sits at the critical interface with the health service, postgraduate education and training. Its strategic aims are:
The members of the Medical Schools Council are the heads or deans of the 33 undergraduate Medical Schools in the UK, plus the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (postgraduate). All members meet four times a year, and there is an executive board which meets six times a year. Each school pays a yearly subscription to be part of the Medical Schools Council, and its subsidiary charity MSC Assessment.
Based at Woburn House, the Medical Schools Council is made up of eleven staff-members: