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Undergraduate education

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Undergraduate education is provided across Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust as all of our hospitals are teaching hospitals, providing vital clinical education and training to future healthcare professionals.

We are very proud of our strong relationships with St George's, University of London (SGUL, formerly St George's Hospital Medical School), Imperial College of London, the affiliated international medical schools and the high quality of teaching we offer their medical students.

The office of the clinical sub-dean represents the interests of St George's, University of London. The undergraduate education department provides the structure for St George's undergraduate medical students to be taught within our Trust.

Facts and figures about the department:

  • We accommodate 150 whole-time equivalent SGUL students per year with ever increasing numbers.

  • We provide the largest number of hospital student placements after St George's Healthcare Trust.

  • More than £5million SIFT/facilities funding is being allocated to our Trust each year.

  • We have nine Clinical Teaching Fellows who undertake 50% undergraduate teaching and 50% career development, which includes a postgraduate teaching certificate.

  • We have more Clinical Teaching Fellows than any other NHS trust in the UK. Their role is to enhance the students' teaching by providing tutorials, bedside teaching etc.; to organise their timetables, and to act as a first contact for students.

  • We have a state-of-the-art clinical communications suite with own dedicated communications skills lecturer.

  • Our enthusiastic consultants are strongly committed to medical education.

The undergraduate education department at the Trust comprises two busy centres at Epsom and St Helier hospitals, providing dedicated education facilities and resources.

They include:

  • Free parking for all students

  • Student common rooms

  • Extensive library and computer facilities

  • Student co-ordinators

  • Numerous seminar and teaching rooms with speciality areas


  • Undergraduate education at St Helier Hospital The undergraduate medical education department at St Helier Hospital is located in two areas: the first floor main hospital location houses the sub dean's office, administration office, and the clinical teaching fellows' office. Adjacent is the students' common room, their locker room and a seminar room.
  • Undergraduate education at Epsom Hospital Located on the second floor of Wells Wing, the undergraduate education centre at Epsom Hospital combines student teaching rooms with administrative offices and communal student areas.
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Key contacts

Dr Shanthi Paramothayan
Director of medical education (St Helier Hospital)

Mr Ashraf Raja
Director of medical education (Epspm Hospital)

Dr Jim Stephenson
Clinical sub-dean
Tel: 020 8926 2092
Email: sub-dean@esth.nhs.uk

Anu Pillay
Undergraduate co-ordinator
St Helier Hospital
Tel: 020 8296 2093 

Stephen Rosan
Undergraduate co-ordinator Epsom Hospital
Tel: 01372 735180

Email: undergrad-enquiries@esth.nhs.uk  

More information

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