National Research Course 2020

National Research Course

Date: 14 March 2020 CANCELLED

Time: 08:00


Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road


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Places may be secured via a deposit of £10.00 payable through Eventbrite. The deposit will be fully refunded following confirmed attendance at the course.

Fostering Medical Research

The National Student Association of Medical Research has launched its inaugural National Research Course, striving to increase medical student engagement with academic medicine. The one-day event provides access to Keynote Lectures delivered by current leading physician-scientists, providing insights into the integration of research at the frontiers of their fields into clinical practice. Delegates will find opportunities to hone scholarly skills, including familiarity with successful publication in high-impact journals, learning the crux of robust project proposals, how to conduct systematic reviews and adherence to ethical principles and approvals.

This will be complemented by an afternoon of workshops designed to increase engagement with experienced facilitators invited from prominent organisations and charities, working to advocate undergraduate involvement in research. These sessions promise an accredited crash course in statistics, how to become involved in clinical trials as students and demystification of the AFP application process.

The course will be a valuable asset for portfolios whilst providing transferable skills to ensure sustained progress in academic medicine.

"Dragon's Den" Research Project Proposal
In affiliation with the NSAMR National Research Course 2020, the NSAMR aims to fund and support a grassroots research project, spearheaded by medical students or doctors-in-training.


We invite the submission of proposals in accordance with the structure outlined below.
All proposals should be no longer than 1000 words in length.

Shortlisted proposals will be invited to deliver an oral presentation at a dedicated ‘Dragons-Den’ format session following the close of the course on 14th March 2020. The NSAMR panel of assessors will consider each proposal, prior to the communication of decisions alongside further details of successful grant awards by April 2020.

A 1000-word proposal based on the following structure should be submitted via the following Google Form before 4th March 2020: