PROVIDING RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES TO MEDICAL STUDENTS
WHAT DO WE DO?
LEADERS was established in the belief that academic medicine should be accessible to all students, whatever their stage of training. If you have an interest in research or a future in academic medicine, we are here to help you develop the skills and experience that will allow you to fulfil your potential.
LEADERS proudly hosted our first ever Conference in February 2017. Our Conference attracted 57 delegates from three Universities, including Medics, Dentists, and Biomedical Scientists, from all year groups. The overall theme of the Conference was “Research Made Easy”.
Delegates heard from three keynote speakers, and took part in two workshop sessions. Additionally, delegates had the opportunity to submit a poster to present in a competition over lunch. Posters were both Laboratory and Clinically based, with cash prizes awarded to the top two posters.
Overall the Conference was extremely well received – 92% of delegates said they would “definitely” attend the next conference, and 80% agreed that the conference was well organised.
WHY IS RESEARCH IMPORTANT?
Research is massively important in the world of medicine – both as a student and as a practicing clinician. The GMC states in Tomorrow’s Doctors that a requirement of medical students is that they are competent in being able to “evaluate and integrate evidence critically”. A way to get involved in research is by undertaking a intercalated degree. Here are a few tips on how to get involved with more research centered intercalated degrees and what you can do with your findings.