The Aberdeen Student Society for Academic Medicine (ASSAM) was established in 2012 with the hope to encourage undergraduate interest in medical research. Even though our primary aim is to inspire medical students to pursue a career in academia, we also try to highlight the importance of basic research skills and critical appraisal in normal clinical practice.

ASSAM is affiliated to the National Student Association of Medical Research (NSAMR) and therefore participates in various nationwide initiatives. As part of the Outreach Programme, we engage with secondary school students and promote the undergraduate research opportunities which exist at the University of Aberdeen.

The key event in our calendar is the Annual Academic Careers Evening, with talks delivered by accomplished medical academics from a wide variety of disciplines.