Summer placements for undergraduate students studying medicine and medical sciences at the University of Aberdeen successfully ran again over the summer of 2021.
Students worked both on campus and remotely within research teams in the School, studying a wide range of topics and gaining first-hand experience of working in a research environment. Topics included tissue healing, the effect of anaesthetics on neurons in the brain, development of a prognostic tool for predicting the outcome of breast cancer and the creation of interactive 3D models and animated learning resources for anatomy. You can read more from our students about their experiences in our upcoming blog series.
Most of these placements were funded through the School’s Hotstart, Flora Gow Murray, DuthStra Surgical Scholarship and Innes Will Endowment schemes which run each year, thanks to the generosity of our alumni, friends and supporters. We also ran a seminar series on research skills over summer for medical sciences students. As this series was delivered remotely, people could join from anywhere in the world and this proved really popular, with around 100 students attending some events.