British Society for Clinical Neurophysiology
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Medical Student Bursary
The BSCN Bursary for Medical Students
Most medical students in the UK now have the opportunity to undertake an intercalated BSc, B Med Sci or MRes, with an integrated research project as part of the degree course. The BSCN Council has agreed to implement a bursary programme for the intercalated degree year, with the principal aims of supporting young people in neuroscience research, and to raise awareness of the specialty of Clinical Neurophysiology at a formative stage in medical student careers and academic opportunities in the field.
• Applications will be reviewed by the scientific sub-committee, with the highest scoring suitable application being awarded a bursary. A runner-up will be chosen in case the first choice applicant is unable to pursue the degree for whatever reason.
• The applications will be scored on quality of the research project, with some weighting given to the quality/size/track record of the academic neuroscience group hosting the project.
• The scientific sub-committee will be formed by clinical neurophysiologists working in active academic departments, or with a proven track record in research. The chairman of the committee will be nominated by the BSCN Council, and serve for 3 years, extendable for a further 2 years.
• Students will be expected to submit an abstract of the completed project for presentation at one of the BSCN’s scientific meetings, held three times a year.
Further information (on the programme, UK Departments of Clinical Neurophysiology and possible supervisors) is available from Dr Jacquie Deeb at firstname.lastname@example.org or bscn.org.uk
Recipients of the BSCN bursary
2013 Ananthi Anandhakrishnan
2012 Ms Robyn Brown
2011 Mr Ashley Simpson (Newcastle University)
2010 Shared by Mr Jonathan Barnes (Newcastle University) and Mr Vishal Narwani (Royal Free Hospital)
2009 Mr Matthew Bolland (Newcastle University).