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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!

Got a question? Get in touch with the FoM 25th Anniversary team.

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

Nominate for our 25th Anniversary Staff Awards

The FoM 25th Anniversary Staff Awards aim to recognise individual staff, teams and activities that have significantly contributed to our research, education, community and culture over the last quarter century.

>> Find out more about the awards and submit a nomination!

Share your memories of Medicine at Imperial

As we celebrate our silver jubilee marking 25 years of the Faculty of Medicine, we know it would not be possible without all our staff and students.  

Tell us about your highlights and memories of Medicine at Imperial on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, using the #ImperialMedicine25 hashtag. 

What are we celebrating?

A research team meet in a break-out space in the atrium of Imperial Centre for Translational and Experimental Medicine at Hammersmith Campus

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).

Whatever your connection to our Faculty, past or present, we will need your help for this. Nominations are now open for the Faculty of Medicine 25th Anniversary Staff Awards - find out more and nominate colleagues past or present by 23 September 2022. 

Graduands in gowns at Medicine graduation

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 aim to showcase and support our teaching and student communities in a series of events and  developments throughout the year.

Professor Robin Shattock discussing research with his team

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 will be 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.