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Three Oxford University undergraduate medical students taking part in a research placement scheme in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences presented their work this month at a national showcase of primary care research.

Undergraduate students present at national showcase © University of Oxford

The students, Imogen Jury, Charlotte Robinson and Jana Bourhill, are each enrolled into the University’s Final Honours Scheme. The scheme places undergraduate students with medical sciences departments for around eight weeks or more to carry out supervised research projects, before going back to their usual studies.

Their projects cover analysing GP-delivered behaviour change techniques for weight loss, a systematic review of the outcomes and recurrence rates of hiatus hernias following mesh or suture-based surgery, and a study to understand whether ‘good sleep’ protects against recurrent upper respiratory tract infection.

Read more (Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences website)