King’s is the largest centre for the education of doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals in Europe. Within the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, the King’s College London GKT School of Medical Education is responsible for the education and training of medical students. Headed by Dean of Medical Education, Professor Stuart Carney, the School has a thriving community of 2,200 undergraduate students.
The prefix ‘GKT’ refers to our longstanding association with our hospital partners and their associated medical schools – Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’s Hospitals. King’s has included a Medical Department since its foundation in 1829. However, as a result of mergers including those with the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, our cumulative history of medical training dates back to the 16th Century, with the first record of medical instruction at St Thomas’ Hospital.
Pictured is the Hodgkin Building on Guy’s Campus, the original medical school building of Guy’s Hospital.