The College undertakes and initiates research on a number of topics, and also provides a number of  research grants. RCPE Manchester will also provide opportunities for collaborative research work.

Recruitment and Retention

In 2016/17 the College hosted two medical trainees as part of the Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellowship programme co-ordinated by NHS Education for Scotland. Their research assessed trainee recruitment and retention, specifically in higher specialty training; considering how factors such as rotas, the the European Working Time Directive, support and engagement are affecting trainees and how to help support them better in the future.

Acute Medicine

Acute Medicine (or Acute Internal Medicine – AIM) is concerned with the assessment, diagnosis and management of adults presenting to secondary care with acute medical illness. Through various research the College has explored the different approaches to supporting acute medical admissions and the activity and the resources applied.

Medical Research Symposium

We have organised a medical research symposium for students and foundation doctors since 2016. As undergraduates and trainee clinical academics carry out a wide range of research, this dedicated research symposium, co-hosted with NHS Education for Scotland (NES), offers an opportunity to present findings; have early career research published; build on networks; and hear from established research leaders about their own experience in developing research careers.

Presenters are awarded a College/NES diploma, the best oral and poster presentations are awarded a Council medal, and abstracts are published in the College Journal.

The next Symposium will take place in 2018.