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Speedwell’s eSystem exam software has helped UCL graduate its latest cohort of new doctors – allowing them to apply to the GMC to become Foundation Interim Year 1 doctors (FIY1). Once their registration is completed, it will allow them to formally join the NHS and assist with the coronavirus effort.

Gaynor Jones, Head of MBBS Management at UCL said:

“We managed to graduate 303 new doctors and be the first medical school to submit their names to the GMC for early registration.

 We’re completely reliant on Speedwell’s eSystem for our summative exams in July/August for students in earlier years of the programme and immensely pleased that we piloted a formative before Christmas and were able to provide our year 4 and 5 students with iPads to be able to sit the exams at home!

 So a big thank you to the Speedwell team for making it possible for us to examine and progress our students at this time.”

UCL’s Medical School has used Speedwell exam products for many years, initially for paper exam delivery and more recently for digital exams.

Primarily the eSystem was used to organise their question bank and take advantage of the advanced banking benefits on offer, whilst still delivering paper exams. However, In 2018, UCL extended their eSystem licence so they could move to digital OSCE’s. (Read the case study here).  The success of their first digital OSCEs meant that the Medical School was keen to also move away from paper single best answer exams (SBAs).

Using Speedwell’s eSystem has ultimately enabled the Medical School to make a smooth transition to remote exams during the coronavirus crisis. Rob Dear Joint CEO for Speedwell says:

“We are delighted that Speedwell’s eSystem has enabled UCL to graduate their Medical Students so promptly at this time and we’d like to wish them all the best in their future careers”

Speedwell has been supplying exam software to Royal Colleges and Medical Schools for over 30 years, so have the knowledge and expertise needed to ensure that high stakes exams run smoothly and efficiently. Speedwell is currently offering a FREE TRIAL of the eSystem software for anyone considering running secure remote exams during the coronavirus pandemic.

If you would like to find out more about how Speedwell can help with your exam processes or you would like to arrange a personal, no-obligation demonstration, get in touch. Call our sales team on +44 (0) 1223 851703 or email