Summer Studentships

Information about Summer Studentships in CME 2016

Key Dates

  • Application deadline: Wednesday 9th March.

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 OPEN.

  • Complete the application form (.docx)
  • Append your CV (including a reproduction of your academic transcript) to the end of the application form
  • Re-name the file as per the following convention: yournameStudentshipApplication.doc for example, JohnBrownStudentshipApplication.doc
  • Email the document to: Deborah Whan by Wednesday 9th March 2016

Project Titles and Supervisors for 2016

For more details please download the project summary document (pdf):

  1. Meeting the needs of patients with advanced heart failure in NI: how do we do? (Dr Carol Stone)
  2. Development of resources to support delivery of sign language and deaf awareness training within QUB (Dr David Bell and Prof Jayne Woodside)
  3. Community based prescribing learning: 'slowing' the process and exploring prescribing, dispensing and patient education (Dr Gerry Gormley)
  4. 'Knows how and shows how': A development of system metrics to measure performance gap (Dr Jim Murray and the CSEC team)
  5. Developing an on-line induction package for first year students (Ms Mairead Boohan)
  6. Creating a digital bank of medical images and related and formative test (Dr Michael Williams)
  7. Exploring medical students’ use of social media and other websites (Dr Michael Williams)
  8. What additional resources/information/training do portfolio tutors want? (Dr Vivienne Crawford)
  9. Development of e-Learning resource to support teaching in cardiovascular pharmacology (Dr David Bell)
  10. 'Mind your Mind' – pilot trial of a smartphone app to promote good mental health in students (Ciaran Mulholland and Kieran McGlade)