Medical Research Scotland Academy 2022

Back by popular demand, the Medical Research Scotland Academy returned for 2022, helping more than 350 young people across Scotland connect with the country’s leading scientists and academics to learn about further education and careers in medical science.

Every Friday in March, more than 400 S4, S5 and S6 pupils joined the Medical Research Scotland Academy for the live-streamed interactive lessons broadcast to classrooms across Scotland, from Aberdeen to Dumfries.

More than 30 schools across the country took part, aiming to inspire the next generation of scientists to play a role in addressing the STEM skills shortage in Scotland.

The programme was provided to schools free of charge, featuring inspiring young scientists at the cutting edge of their field alongside senior university lecturers.

Pupils learned about medical research into viruses, the brain, sleep and parasites alongside many other topics from research scientists at the University of Aberdeen, University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh, University of St Andrews and the University of Strathclyde.

The bitesize sessions are available to rewatch below:

Introduction To Medical Research Scotland

Life As a Young Scientist

Medical Research In a Global Pandemic

The Application Process

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