Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School

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Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School
Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School logo.jpg
Established 1818 (Charing Cross Hospital Medical School)
1834 (Westminster Hospital Medical School)
1984 (Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School)
1997 (Imperial College School of Medicine)
Type Medical school
Location London, England
Affiliations Imperial College London Charing Cross Hospital

Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School existed as a legal entity for 13 years, as the midpoint of a series of mergers which strategically consolidated the many small medical schools in west London into one large institution under the aegis of Imperial College London

In 1984, Charing Cross Hospital Medical School and Westminster Hospital Medical School merged to form the Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. This move was part of a series of mergers in the London medical schools in the early 1980s, which foreshadowed the second, larger round of mergers in the late 1990s.

Based at the Charing Cross Hospital site in Hammersmith and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in Fulham, the new medical school took the form of its larger precursor (CXHMS) in using "X" as an abbreviation for "Cross". The medical school also maintained academic units at the university hospitals of Queen Mary's Roehampton, West Middlesex, Ashford and Hillingdon.[1]

In 1997, CXWMS merged with Imperial College, London (whose medical department was at St Mary's Hospital Medical School), The National Heart and Lung Institute and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School to form Imperial College School of Medicine.

Student life[edit]

Students' Union based around the Reynolds Bar. CXWSU merged in Imperial College School of Medicine Students' Union in 1997.


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1998-9 Prof JMA Whitehouse Wade Gayed
1997-8 Prof JMA Whitehouse Nick Carter
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1995-6 Prof RM Greenhalgh Christina Dale
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Notable alumni[edit]

Mark Porter - The Times and Radio 4 doctor

Dawn Harper - Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4

Gary O'Driscoll - Arsenal team doctor

Ayan Panja - Presenter of Health Check on BBC World News


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Coordinates: 51°29′14″N 0°13′13″W / 51.4872°N 0.2202°W / 51.4872; -0.2202