About this event

  • Date and time Sat 13 Oct 2018 from 9:00am to 5:15pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Students

are you having troubles getting involved with research?

Based on a national survey distributed amongst medical undergraduates in the UK, a great number of students reported their struggle to get involved with research.

Notable barriers, which you may be very familiar with, include:

  • lack of opportunities
  • not being aware of how to find opportunities
  • inappropriate supervision
  • difficulties in publishing/presenting results.

To help overcome this, a group of academic foundation trainees, academic clinical fellows, senior lecturers, intercalated leads and journal editors will gather together to give you the essential tips for research. The tips that can make the difference.

Through a series of seminars, workshops and Q&A we aim to provide you with the information you seek and answer all of the questions. By attending this course you will be able to kick start your research endeavours and gain a competitive advantage.


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mr George Solomou, Council Member, Students Section, Royal Society of Medicine

To research or not to research

Dr Marinos Koulouroudias, Core Surgical Trainee, Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital Royal Free NHS Trust

Strategic planning in pursuit of research opportunities

Dr Rafail Angelos Kotronias, NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow, Oxford University Hospitals and Department of Cardiovascular Medicine University of Oxford

Academic foundation: What are they looking for with regards to research?

Dr Hugo Horfsall, Academic Foundation Doctor, University of Cambridge

Panel discussion
Intercalated degree: How to get the most out of it

Presented by Dr Sarah Hart, Lecturer in Bioscience, Institute in Science and Technology in medicine, Keele University on behalf of Professor Divya Maitreyi Chari

Writing for publication as a medical student: Finding your voice

Mrs Julie Browne, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Medical Education, Cardiff University

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
National collaborative studies: How to get involved and how to run my own

Dr Greg Neal-Smith, Trauma and Orthopaedic Academic Foundation Trainee F2, John Radcliffe Hospital

National collaborative initiatives for students: My experience

Ms Emily Mills, Medical Student, STARSurge Steering Committee

Panel discussion
Closing remarks

Mr George Solomou, Council Member, Students Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Close of meeting
Evaluation surveys and certificates will be sent by email


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom