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Research in the medical curriculum

Research in the medical curriculum. David Taylor dcmt@liv.ac.uk http://www.liv.ac.uk/~dcmt. In Liverpool today. Everyone has a total period of 9 months during their 5 year programme which is set aside for research. In year 1 4 weeks, 3000 word structured review

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Research in the medical curriculum

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  1. Research in the medical curriculum David Taylor dcmt@liv.ac.uk http://www.liv.ac.uk/~dcmt

  2. In Liverpool today Everyone has a total period of 9 months during their 5 year programme which is set aside for research. In year 1 4 weeks, 3000 word structured review In year 2 2x4 weeks, 2x3000 word dissertations In year 3 1x 4week “critical thinking module” 1x25day, 3000 word dissertation In year 5 2x8week “Selectives in advanced medical practice”

  3. Dissertations – all supervised • One structured review chosen from a catalogue (Y1) • Three other dissertations either self selected or chosen from a catalogue (Y2,Y2,Y3) • More than one from: Structured review, lab science, data interpretation, audit, case based

  4. Critical Thinking Module 3rd year 2000 words. Write a grant proposal for a clinical study, to include rationale, literature review, protocol and sample size calculation This is then peer reviewed, and the student has to respond to the peer review (1000 words) and submit everything as a portfolio.

  5. Selectives in Advanced Medical Practice • Our final year is an internship with 5x8 week rotations. • For two of them students can choose their own topics • 2x3000 word reports either audit or case reports.

  6. In addition Around 20% of our students intercalate a Masters Degree between year 4 and year 5. About 30% of our students present something at national/international conferences. Around 10% of them publish full papers in peer review journals.

  7. From next year • Y1 3000 word structured review • Y2 a series of research days, rotating around our research institutions • Ageing and chronic disease • Infection and Global Health • Integrative Biology • Psychology Health and Society • Translational Medicine • Y2,3,4,5 Journal club

  8. Later years Proposal for dissertation (similar to CTM, timetabled for “between the years, 2,3”) Y3 8 week research project (5000 word dissertation to award honours) Journal clubs continue to end of programme And continuing as at present Y4-5 Intercalation as at present Y5 SAMPS - 2x 3000 words clinically focussed

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