Celebrating 25 Years - Faculty of Medicine 1997-2022
Our Faculty of Medicine turned 25 on 1 August 2022
Get the lowdown
This page will be a hub for general updates throughout the year about our silver jubilee programme. We'll also share details of events and activities in FoM staff, student and alumni newsletters so keep an eye on your inbox!
In 1997, the undergraduate west London medical schools – St Mary’s, Charing Cross and Westminster – and the postgraduate institutes at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and National Heart and Lung Institute came together to form a single school of medicine within Imperial.
During this silver jubilee year we aim to
- showcase our achievements and celebrate the people in our Faculty who have contributed to our establishment and development over the last 25 years
- explore our history and honour the distinctive legacies of our constituent former medical schools from which we formed in 1997
- look to our future and support our students to write the next chapter for Medicine at Imperial
Join the Celebrations
Celebrate our Community!
The FoM 25th Anniversary Staff Awards honoured the many important and diverse contributions made by current and former staff over the last quarter century. Staff and teams were nominated by their colleagues, with community panels picking the overall winners across a wide range of categories. The nominees were invited to a special thank you reception, hosted by the Dean, in January 2023. During the event the commemorative award winners were announced.
25 years of discoveries in cardiovascular research
We understand more about heart and circulatory conditions than ever before. A thriving cardiovascular research landscape has helped transform diagnosis, treatment, and care for millions of patients worldwide. Yet there is still work to be done. Cardiovascular disease remains a major cause of mortality in the UK, responsible for a quarter of all deaths.
The Faculty is home to one of the UK’s largest grouping of cardiovascular scientists and clinicians. Take a look at how this collective strength has brought real benefits to society and changed our understanding of heart and circulatory health in the latest in our series of silver jubilee features on the Faculty's impact.
Mark the Occasion
What are we celebrating?
Our culture and community
The Faculty is, first and foremost, an amazing and diverse science community. Our progress over the last 25 years has built on our combined cultural inheritance from the great medical school institutions and postgraduate research institutes - and has been driven by the creativity and dedication of our staff, students and partners.
During this silver jubilee year we aim to reflect on what has been achieved - and to gather, acknowledge and celebrate the many great contributions made across our Faculty since 1997 (the unseen service and unsung heroes alongside our high profile successes).
Thank you to everyone who has been involved with our celebratory events and activities so far. Keep checking back here and in Faculty newsletters and bulletins for updates on what is going on.
Our teachers and students
In 1997, the great task and first achievement of our new combined faculty was the bringing together of a new undergraduate curriculum: drawing together the strengths of the constituent schools and science interactions with Imperial departments to deliver a new course for the Imperial College School of Medicine (ICSM).
Since then, academics and educationalists from across FoM have driven new undergrad and postgrad educational opportunities which reflect and draw on technological, scientific and medical advances across the Faculty and beyond. Similarly our student community has developed and grown, and its members have shown outstanding talent and creativity in their studies and more broadly in student life.
We will showcase and celebrate our teaching and student communities in a series of events and developments throughout this year.
Our scientists and our impact!
The latest REF results bear witness to the quality of our academic Faculty and the real-world impact our work has delivered for patients and populations over recent years. Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into high relief the value of what this academic community has achieved and the strengths of our basic, convergent and translational science.
From August 2022 we are celebrating our history, impact and people through a series of features that showcase some of the great contributions and impact this community has made on academic medicine, patient care and worldwide health over the last 25 years.
Faculty of Medicine 1997-2022 | A quarter century of science impacts
Throughout 2022/23 we will be sharing stories about some of the key fields to have benefitted from our discoveries and scientific developments since 1997. You can read the features here as they are published.
Take a look back at 25 years of ...
discovery in cardiovascular research
See how the Faculty's cardiovascular research community has changed our understanding of heart and circulatory health.
groundbreaking cancer research
Imperial sits at the cutting edge of cancer research for treatment, prevention and diagnostics
Find out about past events and activities celebrating our FoM 25th Anniversary
Throughout the year the Faculty is holding events and activities designed to celebrate all aspects of our Faculty life and community. Here you can find out more about what's happened so far - we'll add to the list throughout the year.
Imperial convenes discussion on future of medical education
Attendees discussed current challenges and opportunities for education and clinical science across the NHS at this jubilee event in June
'Medical Marvels' at the Great Exhibition Road Festival
We started our celebrations at the Great Exhibition Road Festival 18/19 June at our 'Medical Marvels' zone
Summer of love: nominating great colleagues for Staff Awards
In August/September Faculty members took the opportunity to nominate colleagues who've made great contributions to FoM life for celebratory awards.
An evening of discussion with our medicine alumni
Imperial’s COVID-19 response leaders spoke with Alumni about the College’s ability to have a huge impact in addressing global challenges