Summer Studentships

Information about Summer Studentships in CME 2015

Key Dates

  • TBC - Deadline for receipt of applications
  • TBC - Successful applicants informed
  • Project Period: Mid June to Mid August 2015

The Centre for Medical Education provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in education research and development projects during the summer months. Each participant will be assigned to a project supervisor.  The projects will run for up to eight weeks between June and August and you will work Monday to Friday on a full-time basis.

Students currently enrolled for Medicine in years 1, 2 and 3 are eligible to apply (priority may need to be given to second and third year students if an unusually large number of applications are received). Each summer studentship typically pays a stipend of £150 per week.

Students from all Universities are welcome to apply.

The application process is CURRENTLY CLOSED. To apply please submit:

Project Titles and Supervisors

Example project titles from 2014 are listed below. For more details please download the project summary document (pdf):

  1. Improving the Thinking and Decision-Making Skills of Medical Students (Ms M Boohan)
  2. Promoting Well-Being and Resilience for Medical Students (Dr Ciaran Mulholland)
  3. Development of Role-Play Scenarios for use in SSC Teaching (Dr David Bell & Dr Vivienne Crawford)
  4. Developing an SSC in eLearning (Dr Kieran McGlade)
  5. Creating Online Support Materials for Phase 1 Students (Dr Nigel Hart)
  6. Patient Safety & Professionalism - Development of Story-Based Learning Resource (Dr Nigel Hart)
  7. A Review of Elements of Years 1&2 Curriculum, Including the ‘Systems, People and Populations’ Module and the ’End-of-Phase’ Tutorials and Examinations (Prof Pascal McKeown)
  8. A Review of the Artscare SSC in Third Year (Prof Pascal McKeown)
  9. Student Perceived Perception of their Learning Needs in Ageing and Health (Dr I Maeve Rea)
  10. Evaluating the Patient Safety Culture within an NHS Organisation (Dr Niall Leonard)
  11. Developing an Online Training Resource for Portfolio Tutors (Dr Mark Harbinson)
  12. Disability Inclusion and Full Spectrum Medical Training: Development of Role Play Stations for OSCE and MMI Examinations (Dr David Bell & Dr Vivienne Crawford)