Taking a year out of your regular medical course by undertaking an intercalated BMSc will provide you with a unique opportunity to study a topic (or topics) in depth ranging from basic science and clinical research to education and teaching.

This year will be an ideal chance to guide you as to where your interest lies, and importantly enable you to be better informed about whether you wish to pursue an academic medicine career pathway.

The intercalated year is an intense year requiring good planning an organisation on your part and normally involves a considerable amount of independent research leading to a dissertation. Working on your research project will expose to new people and broaden your contacts, often from multiple disciplines.

In addition to learning about a specialist area, you will also enhance relevant transferable skills through oral and written communications. From your research project, you will have the opportunity to publish in peer-reviewed journals and present at national/international conferences.

Finally, the intercalated degree will increase your competiveness for application into Foundation training by gaining you extra points for academic achievement.