The United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals
was the name given to the joint medical and dental school formed in London
as a result of the merger of Guy's Hospital
Medical School, St Thomas's Hospital Medical School
and the Royal Dental Hospital of London
The merged school was more commonly known as UMDS
UMDS came into existence in 1982 with the merger of the medical schools of Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals. It was enlarged in 1983 when the Royal Dental Hospital of London School of Dental Surgery merged with Guy's Hospital Dental School, and again in 1985 with the addition of the Postgraduate Institute of Dermatology.
Initially students of UMDS were allocated to one of the two campuses, with most preclinical teaching and all clinical teaching being separate. With the intake of 1989, students ceased being allocated in this way, and teaching for all students was divided between the campuses and their peripheral hospitals.
Discussions between King's College London
and UMDS regarding a further merger began in 1992. UMDS was subsequently absorbed into King's College London in 1998, and was initially called the GKT School of Medicine
; in 2005 this in turn became the King's College London School of Medicine and Dentistry
. Recently the dental school became the Dental Institute and the remainder was renamed the .
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