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World-leading UK medical research showcased

The Medical Schools Council has published Health of the Nation: The impact of UK medical schools’ research, which reports the very best medical research happening across the UK and its impact.

These examples of research cover the spectrum from clinical practice to global health and the economy. They are taken from medical schools’ submissions to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, which revealed its results last month.

Those results showed that, of the examples of research submitted across all subjects, the impact of clinical medicine is unmatched in the percentage of its research which achieved the highest rating of world-leading 4* grade and in its overall ‘research power’.

Professor Sir John Tooke PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences, said: 

"Medical science benefits society in numerous ways, drawing on many disciplines both clinical and non-clinical. The REF impact case studies reveal how diverse and substantial those benefits are, positively influencing the nation's health and economy."

For more information, and to download a copy of the full report, visit the Medical Schools Council website.



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