Make a significant contribution to your clinical specialty with the published research you’ll produce on a programme designed specifically for medical graduates in clinical practice.
On this challenging programme you’ll develop a research proposal, along the lines of an empirical scientific project that’s relevant to your clinical specialty.
There’s a fair amount of flexibility. If you opt for full-time, you'll have up to two years to complete, or up to four years if you opt for a part-time delivery.
Supervision and support are provided by a carefully selected team that will include at least one clinician in your specialty and others as required.
You’ll be provided with comprehensive research training to help you get the most from your programme where you’ll have the opportunity to meet and network with other MD or PhD students
We’ll tailor our supervisory support to reflect your needs and specialisms and the team will include at least one clinician in your field of interest.
Our students meet with their supervisors at least monthly, but you’ll be able to ask for advice any time.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
You'll be supported by state-of-the-art research laboratory facilities, Clinical Trials Units, several research institutes, centres and groups.
Our Faculty has a strong track record of supervising MD (Res) and PhD students to completion where the students have produced publications in high impact journals. Most of our graduates from this programme have taken up senior clinical posts in the NHS.
By studying for an MD (Res), you’ll be able to develop your research skills in and outside of clinical practice. Moreover, you'll be given training in research methodology, statistics, presentation and scientific writing.
If you're interested in finding out more about research study opportunities, please email our Research Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
All of our MD (Res) students must hold an undergraduate medical qualification and must be eligible to register with the General Medical Council (GMC). If you want to undertake hands-on clinical research you must be registered with the GMC. Applicants are normally clinicians undertaking research associated with their employment.
Typically you’ll be a medical graduate at ST level. However, we do welcome applications from any medical doctor, including consultants, at any stage of their training and career.
You must be able to devote a substantial amount of time to research. This may mean taking time out from your clinical obligations to do a piece of full-time research, and then devoting further study leave during clinical training to complete the work.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
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