Undergraduate research

Edinburgh Orthopaedics provides research opportunities for undergraduate students at the University of Edinburgh through a Student Selected Component (SSC) attachment.

These projects are consultant and/or senior trainee supervised. Students will be introduced to essential research skills including the formulation of a research question, study design, data analysis and scientific writing. SSC attachments typically last around eight weeks and at the end students will submit an SSC dissertation for grading. The marks from this attachment will count towards the overall undergraduate training assessment. In some situations, the quality of the work produced may be suitable for peer-reviewed publication and students are encouraged to continue their projects beyond their SSC attachment if this is a realistic option. For more information on SSC projects or to arrange an informal chat please contact Mr Andrew Duckworth, Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon at Andrew.Duckworth@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk