Medical Students (DCAT)

Information for medical students on research opportunities they can apply for through DCAT.

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Benefits of taking part in research include:

  • develop critical analysis and appraisal skills through hands on research
  • develop in-depth core knowledge about specific subjects
  • gain understanding of the research process and clinical practices
  • develop group working skills through being in a research team
  • participating in a project raises awareness of common issues
  • develop a variety of transferable skills
  • gain experience translating findings into practice and explaining difficult concepts

Medical students can take part in research projects at various points in their degree.

SSC in Research Practice

Opportunity for students to research a topic in depth during their medical degree. 

DCAT Vacation Studentships

Opportunity for students to work in a research environment during summer break.

Intercalated BMSc

Medical students can study a BMSc by taking a break from the medical curriculum. 

Students study topic(s) of their choice in depth, gaining experience of research.


The Dundee Research and Academic Medicine Society (DRAMS) is a student-led society within the University of Dundee’s School of Medicine.

The society promotes research and academic medicine within the School. It also helps provide opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in research.