The School of Medicine, Medical Science and Nutrition has introduced an exciting new scheme for medical students in first and second year. Each year we offer a number of summer research studentships lasting eight weeks. The objective is to give the successful candidates an opportunity to participate in an active research programme under the mentorship of a senior clinical academic within the School.

Students will be offered a chance to learn a variety of research techniques and will have a small project to accomplish during the summer. There will also be heavy emphasis on clinical mentorship and an opportunity to participate in patient care on wards. The idea is to demonstrate how research is an essential part of understanding human disease and improving health care. There are several senior clinical academics who are keen to mentor students on this programme.

The placements covered a variety of specialties and different types of research including laboratory, clinical, public health and primary care. The experience was outstanding for both students and mentors and this highlighted the value of the scheme.

Anyone interested is welcome to discuss the programme with Professor Phyo Myint