Welcome to the Research & Academic Medicine section

The research and academic medicine section aims to encourage UCL medical students to participate in, and improve access to, academic research.

Please browse our tabs to see information on how we can support you in your navigation of the academic world, including our events, summer studentships and useful links.

Our aim is to inspire the next generation of academic clinicians.

Our objectives

  • Raise student awareness of clinical and academic research and its importance for evidence-based medicine
  • Inspire and inform both pre-clinical and clinical students with the concept of academia in medicine by hosting seminars and workshops
  • Provide opportunities and monetary assistance to carry out research
  • Assist clinical students with CV enhancement in preparation for work or for the AFP programme and a career in academic medicine
  • Promote presentation of research at conferences and sharing results with other medical colleagues
Charlotte Perry

Charlotte Perry

Section Chair

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NEW LAUNCH: Conference Bursary

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We are delighted to announce the introduction of a conference bursary for 2017. In addition to funding Summer Studentships for UCL medical students, RAM now offers a conference bursary to help cover…

Summer Studentships: Applications opening soon

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Our summer studentship applications are opening very soon. They offer the opportunity for UCL Medical students to take part in research either here at UCL or elsewhere. Our scheme offers…

Workshops: Critical Appraisal

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Professor David Bender, lecturer and researcher at UCL and a committee member of charity Health Watch, hosted a great workshop on how to appraise clinical research protocols, giving us an insight…

Journal Club: Immunology

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We hosted our first journal club session of the year aligned with the pre-clinical module of Infection and Defence, featuring a new and exciting paper on how HIV-1 evades innate…

Upcoming Events

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Specialty Evenings

Academic vs Clinician: Neurology – February 28th location TBC

Intrigued by research but unsure about how to include it in your clinical career? Come along to learn more out about balancing the two.  The talk will be given by Dr Alastair Noyce, a Parkinson’s UK Doctoral Research Fellow at UCL Institute of Neurology and Specialist Registrar in Neurology in London.

Journal Clubs

Cardiovascular Sciences – February 23rd location: Winner group study space, Cruciform Library

A journal club session lead by Prof Lucie Clapp, head of the Cardiovascular Sciences iBSc.  If you enjoyed the Circulation & Breathing module, interested in cardiology or maybe you are applying for the Cardiovascular Sciences iBSc…. This journal club session is for you!

Careers lectures

CV Building for the Foundation Programme (2017/2018)

The Medical Education AFP: Kick start your clinical teaching career (2017/2018)

In addition to funding Summer Studentships for UCL medical students, RAM offers a conference bursary to help cover travel costs for students who have had their research accepted at a conference in the UK or abroad.

The value of the bursary is up to £250.

UCL Medical Students in any year can apply by downloading this application form and sending it to research@medicalsociety.org.uk at any time.

Conference Bursary Form

The RAM Summer Studentships 2017

The Summer Studentship scheme aims to encourage medical students to participate in biomedical research, and provides a platform through which students can access the academic world and get involved with research projects.

Introduced in 2013 and kindly supported by the INSPIRE programme of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the scheme hopes to inspire more medical students to undertake research to broaden understanding of the scientific basis of medicine, and test the academic waters. Undertaking a project can give the impetus and experience in order to consider applying for the beginnings of an academic career, such as the Academic Foundation Programme or MBPhD programme.

The Research Section will be offering grants of £400 per student for up to 10 UCL medical students undertaking the summer studentships. Successful candidates will complete a lab-based project spanning over a minimum of 4 weeks between July and September 2017, and submit a report afterwards. Candidates will also have the opportunity and be required to present their work at the Inspire MEdicine conference in the next academic year (2017/2018). 

Students are encouraged to arrange their own projects through a supervisor, or may choose to apply one from among those on offer from our project selection. Please take note that you will need to be a MedSoc member and sign up for an account on the website before you can access the project list. Self-initiated projects can be based anywhere, including UCL, other London universities, or outside of the UK.

 

Applications are now open. Please apply using form below and send to research@medicalsociety.org.uk.

Project on offer from RAM MedSoc:

Alastair O’Brien, Institute of Liver & Digestive Health, Medicine- Rayne Institute UCL.  Contact: a.o’brien@ucl.ac.uk.

 

Applications close 2nd April.

Charlotte Perry

Charlotte Perry

Section Chair

Youna Cho

Youna Cho

Pre-clinical Representative

An Yee

An Yee

Pre-clinical Representative

Theresita Joseph

Theresita Joseph

iBSc Representative

Phoebe Verbeeten

Phoebe Verbeeten

Clinical Representative

Emanuele Tommasino

Emanuele Tommasino

Clinical representative

Research opportunities document from our affiliated research society NSAMR