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 European Working Time Directive, support and engagement are affecting trainees and how to help support them better in the future. You can read their findings in the Journal here

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

As undergraduates and foundation doctors carry out a wide range of research, this dedicated research symposium offers an opportunity to present findings; have early career research published; build networks and hear from established research leaders about their own experience in developing research careers. This year the symposium will take place on Wednesday 20 November in Edinburgh and abstracts for medical research and quality improvement projects are being accepted until 4 October.

This symposium has been co-hosted with NHS Education for Scotland (NES), NHS Health Education England (HEE) and the Medical Schools Council. Presenters are awarded a certificate, the best oral and poster presentations are awarded a Council medal, commended posters are given a certificate and abstracts are published in the College Journal. The abstracts from previous years are available on the College's Journal Archive.

2018 Undergraduate Prizes

Best Oral Presentation - Sophie Thompson, University of Birmingham
Best Poster - Sarah Higgi, Southampton University
Commended Poster - James Moorby, Hull-York Medical School
Commended Poster - Nikolaos Tzoumas, University of Edinburgh


2018 Postgraduate Prizes 

Best Oral Presentation - Rebecca Robey, University of Manchester
Best Postgraduate Poster - Alisha Jafri, Hull-York Medical School
Postgraduate Commended Poster - Nicolas Pipis, University of Birmingham