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.
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.
Latest research news
Clinicians encouraged to correspond directly with patients about care
Our public health research is strong and significant new funding demonstrates further growth and confidence in Birmingham to lead the way in this area.
At the University of Birmingham and NIHR Research Showcase, local research infrastructures highlighted their combined capabilities to potential collaborators.
Launch event in Parliament hosted by former health minister Baroness Cumberlege, who chaired key report on harmful side effects of some medicine
EAGLE study led to fewer anastomotic leaks following surgery in more than 300 global surgery sites
New longevity bottleneck theory proposes why long-lived mammals age more rapidly than many reptiles
Three quarters of men who participated in study said they would change workouts or supplement use if they knew it had long-term effect
Researchers have compiled a comprehensive reference of synovial tissue from patients with rheumatoid arthritis, which could inform new targeted therapies.
Study found 59 cancer types that could have transcript start site switching weakness
The complex catalogue of interactions between genes that enable proper blood cell development to begin has been identified in a new study.
Frail patients with complex needs face potential age discrimination in emergency units as studies reveal a preference towards younger patients.
Males win 88% of awards named after men, and 53% of prizes named after women