Your learning at Western need not be limited to the classroom or clinic. There's a great deal of exciting research taking place at Schulich and there are many ways you can be involved.
There’s always something exciting happening at Schulich when it comes to Research. For a regular news feed of what is new and exciting in Research (and anything else in the life of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry), visit http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/news/index.php .
Schulich has 20 active Canada Research Chairs who focus on a wide range of projects which will impact the Future of Health Care.
Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has eight identified areas of medical and dental Research Excellence:
- Biomedical lmaging
- Cardiovascular, Respiratory Health & Metabolic Diseases
- Infection & Immunity
- Musculoskeletal Health
- Maternal, Fetal, Child & Family Health
- Neuroscience and Mental Health
Seven additional emerging areas of research strength within Schulich Medicine & Dentistry include:
- Aging and Geriatric Medicine
- Clinical Pharmacology and Personalized Medicine
- Environment and Health
- Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
- Health Services, Delivery and Policy
- Innovative Surgical Therapies
- Population Health
How does a student get involved in Research at Schulich?
Schulich Research Opportunities Program (SROP):
- Enriches undergraduate medical education by enabling you to conduct research under the supervision of a Schulich faculty member
- Provides an opportunity for you to learn how research is conducted and will encourage you to incorporate research activities into your future career plans
Summer Research Training Program (SRTP):
- Work under the supervision of a faculty member on a research project during the summer months, for two years
- Encourages you as medical student to pursue your interests in medical research and develop a scholarly approach to the practice of medicine
- Experiences in this program may assist you in choosing a career path after graduation
- Magnitude of SROP/SRTP projects may be small and focused, but breadth of opportunities is great, allowing you to conduct research that will impact patient care in almost any area you can imagine
Examples of recent Projects include:
- Novel NMP22 urine testing for patients with high risk superficial bladder cancer
- The utility of renal ultrasound in predicting urologic intervention for Emergency Department patients with suspected renal colic
- Tanning behavior of London-area youth.
- The minimally clinically important difference in health assessment questionnaires, pain and fatique in psoriatic arthritis
Once your research is complete, you’ll have plenty of chances to spread the good work that you and your collaborators have done. Many of the student research projects are published in peer-reviewed publications, and/or presented at national, international, and regional conferences, and departmental research days.