The British Student Doctor



New research study on publication practices of UK medical students

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  • Do medical students have an opportunity to be involved in research?

  • Do publication practices differ by medical school?

  • What is the quality of training of research and publishing at UK medical schools?


These are some of the questions we are researching as part of a new study we are conducting in partnership with Cardiff University School of Medicine. Emmanuel Onyango, an intercalating student in Medical Education, is leading the study and we will be gathering data over the next few months.


If you are a UK medical student, please help us to understand publication practices in the UK by completing the survey. 


If you are a supervisor of medical students in the UK, please do share the survey with your networks.

The C4ME Edition - Available now

This is another exciting, eclectic and scholarly mix of papers showcasing the high quality and wide range of research work that Cardiff’s intercalating medical students generated during 2019-20 as they undertook an additional year of study and hands-on research experience sandwiched between years 3 and 4, or 4 and 5, of the Cardiff MBBCh course.

Far from reflecting work conducted in a remote ivory tower, these articles bear witness to the students’ deep encounters with evidence-based medicine – “where the rubber meets the road” (Greenhalgh 2003). That is to say, the place where academic study and research evidence directly intersect with practical questions such as how patients experience healthcare, how new treatments can be devised using rigorous research and evaluation, how healthcare advice is understood and implemented in practice, and how guidance may be improved in specific areas of healthcare

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The November 2020 C4ME issue of The BSDJ is now live - click here to download and read.

Latest Issue from The British Student Doctor

Once again, we will see newly qualified foundation trainees graduate and start work during a pandemic. We appreciate how challenging this must be and are particularly pleased to feature a piece by Dr Pakinee Pooprasert and Dr Ehinomen Inegbedion, who give clinical and practical advice for all newly qualified doctors.


We congratulate all junior doctors starting Foundation training in August on passing their final exams under these stressful circumstances and wish them all the best for their first days and weeks as new doctors. Welcome to the NHS family!

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The Summer 2021 issue of The BSDJ is now live - click here to download and read.