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, education and the practice of medicine. It occupies a unique position, embracing medical undergraduate education and health-related research, and encouraging a 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 32 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.The Medical Schools Council Secretariat Based at Woburn House, the Medical Schools Council team are:
The Medical Schools Council produces an annual report on its work, the most recent of which is available to download from the Medical Schools Council website.