King's College Hospital Medical School

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King's College Hospital Medical School

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King’s College Hospital was opened in 1840. In 1908 the King's College London (Transfer) Act was passed, its provisions coming into force on 1 September 1909. By this Act, King's College London was incorporated in the University of London while the government of the Hospital was separated from that of the College. The Committee of Management took over the School of Advanced Medical Studies, bringing into existence King's College Hospital Medical School, while the Faculty of Medical Science remained at the College. Henceforth, the College provided pre-clinical training only, and the King's College Hospital Medical School provided clinical training. Also under this Act, the King's College Hospital Medical School obtained recognition from, and was constituted as, a School of Medicine in the University of London. From that time until 1948, the government of the Medical School remained the responsibility of the Committee of Management of the Hospital, which was assisted by three Statutory Committees: the Medical Board, the Medical School Committee and the General Board of Teachers. In 1923, it was decided by the Delegacy of King's College and by the Committee of Management of the Hospital, to establish a School of Dental Surgery in connection with, and as part of, the Medical School. In 1948, under the provisions of the National Health Service Act 1946, the Medical School became disassociated with King’s College Hospital. The Hospital came under the control of the Ministry of Health and the Medical School became part of the University of London. The Medical School now had its own governing body, the Council of the Medical School on which there were representatives of the Board of Governors of the King’s Group, King's College London, the University of London and the Medical School’s Academic Board. In 1983 King's College Hospital Medical School was reunited with the College to form King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry. The United Medical and Dental Schools (UMDS) of Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals merged with King's College London in 1998, creating the Guy's, King's and St Thomas's School of Medicine.

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