How we do this
Research is seamlessly built into the BSMS curriculum. Student selected components (SSCs) in years 1 and 3 provide the chance to get involved in research at an early stage, while all students conduct an individual research project (IRP) in year 4. This involves collaborative research with a member(s) of faculty to develop a hypothesis, design methodology, data collection and analysis, and a written report.
INSPIRE activities at BSMS
- Encouraging medical students to gain experience and understanding of research
- Facilitating collaborative research between students and the faculty
- Changes in core curriculum (research methods teaching in the academic skills programme)
- Research focused Student Selected Components (SSCs)
- Research Clinics to discuss ideas/questions and study design/methods (please contact Prof Anjum Memon).
- BSMS Research Society (please contact Shreya Badhrinarayanan).
- Financial support for conference presentation and attendance (a maximum of £200 per student will be paid upon submission of proof of expenses, ie: receipts) (please contact Sandy Gray for the criteria and an application form).
- Showcasing student research outputs (please send electronic copy of conference poster/published paper to Sandy Gray).
- Networking and taster events (please contact Shreya Badhrinarayanan and Michelle Riska).
- Academic seminars.
- Participation in National Students Association of Medical Research (NSAMR) and INSPIRE conferences
- INSPIRE prize for outstanding IRP in Lab-based / Clinic-based / Community-based topic (Year-4 IRP Conference)
The INSPIRE initiative website contains further information about the programme, which involves all UK medical, dental and veterinary schools.