The Royal Free, University College and Middlesex Medical Students’ Association has a proud and illustrious past.
Formed in the wake of the merger between the three constituent medical schools in 1998, it has since gone from strength to strength and we now provide social events, sports teams, societies, welfare services and representation to the 1200 or so medical students at UCL Medical School.
Meet the RUMS Committee
Raising & Giving VP
Sports and Societies VP
Academic VP Years 4-6
Academic VP Years 1-3
History of RUMS
The Middlesex Hospital was opened in Fitzrovia by Charles Bell and had its first cohort of medical students join a year later
University College Hospital was opened as the North London Hospital, to provide the newly opened University College London with a hospital to train medical students
The London School of Medicine for Women was established by Sophia Jex-Blake as the first medical school in Britain to train women
The Royal Free Hospital agrees to allow students from LSMW to complete their clinical studies there and by 1896 was renamed The London Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine for Women and became part of the University of London
RUMS is formed in the wake of the merger between the three constituent medical schools (the Middlesex Hospital, University College Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital)