Have you thought of a career in medical research?

On Demand (IF 2021)

1 hrPWYD

Talk | Health & Medicine, Science

Join a conversation with three researchers from different University of Oxford medical departments. Ask your questions about what it’s like to study medicine today and how others started their medical journey. This session, like others in the series aim to highlight the wide range of different careers available in medical research and some of the surprising ways that people have got there.

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held on 21 October 2021 at IF Oxford

Scott Small: From breaking bones in the lab to tracking steps in the clinic. Scott has always been interested in technology and how it can be used to aid clinical care. He began his career as an engineer working in the lab to improve the design of knee prostheses. After spending several years testing new implant designs, he decided to move into clinical research to work with orthopaedic patients. He currently uses wearable sensors to track activity patterns and monitor patient recovery following surgery.


Rachel Kuo: Training in academic surgery. Rachel enjoyed a lot of things at school – she loved maths and science, but also practical subjects like art and design and technology. So, when she graduated from medical school, she knew that she wanted to combine the two. Being an academic surgeon is perfect for her, as she can use her practical skills to help people directly, and her research skills to learn more about the science behind surgery. 



Katherine Hurst is a clinical academic and has the privilege of primarily being a surgeon, but also a researcher working towards new scientific discoveries that can directly translate into improving patient care. Her research field is looking at the build up of fat within arterties that supply the brain, and arteries that supply the legs. It is hoped that with a better understanding we may be able to reduce stroke and amputation rates.



Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences / Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences

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