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Birmingham Medical School’s focus is on providing an exemplary medical education for its students. We maintain high standards in education through research undertaken into pedagogy and education, constantly refining and improving our curriculum and educational delivery.

Birmingham Medical School, through its education-focused research, has pioneered innovations such as SCRIPT, an innovative eLearning programme designed to encourage safe and effective prescribing and medicines management among newly-qualified doctors and other healthcare professionals. Developed by the University of Birmingham, SCRIPT seeks to eliminate the 8-10% error rate in trainee doctor prescribing estimated to cost the NHS £750 million each year.

We are also exploring how we can better support the healthcare professionals of the future through SHarPS (Student Healthcare Professionals Study), a longitudinal study that follows students from admission to their degree. By tracking their time with us and their future healthcare profession of choice, we are learning more about our students, the guiding principle being that the more we know about our students, the better able we are to support them as they progress through their programme of study.

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World-class research

Your medical education will benefit from the wealth of the College of Medical and Dental Sciences’ world-class research into areas as diverse as genome biology, musculoskeletal ageing and cancer immunology. The Birmingham Medical School is located in the Institute of Clinical Sciences which boasts specialists research across its schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Biomedical Science and Medicine. Due to its unique location within a large research environment, students of Birmingham Medical School benefit from the direct impact of the latest research breakthroughs in their medical education.

Read our latest research news, research which ensures our teaching is at the cutting-edge of knowledge, knowledge which is critical to ensuring the future of medicine and healthcare.

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18/07/2019

Senior Lecturer in Computational Medicinal Chemistry joins the School of Pharmacy

Senior Lecturer in Computational Medicinal Chemistry joins the School of Pharmacy
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The Institute of Clinical Sciences recently appointed Dr Giovanni Bottegoni. He joins the University from Sosei Heptares, bringing with him almost 15 years of academic and industrial experience.
Date:
18/07/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
16/07/2019

Almost £9 million awarded for new NIHR ARC West Midlands to tackle biggest healthcare challenges

Almost £9 million awarded for new NIHR ARC West Midlands to tackle biggest healthcare challenges
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The University of Birmingham will be an academic partner for the new NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West Midlands, hosted by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and funded by the NIHR.
Date:
16/07/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Homeless people are denied basic health care, research finds

Homeless people are denied basic health care, research finds
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A study led by the University of Birmingham has painted a shaming picture of neglect and discrimination shown towards the homeless when accessing UK health services.
Date:
16/07/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
15/07/2019

Cancer researchers discover important first step for personalised head and neck cancer treatment

Cancer researchers discover important first step for personalised head and neck cancer treatment
Description
Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered an important first step in the pathway for developing personalised medicine for the treatment of head and neck cancer.
Date:
15/07/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham researcher awarded MRC Career Development Award

Birmingham researcher awarded MRC Career Development Award
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Dr Rebecca Drummond, a fungal immunologist and Birmingham Fellow, has been awarded a five-year Career Development Award (CDA) from the MRC to further her research into fungal immunology.
Date:
15/07/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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