Overview

In MD Research Project (MDRP), completed during the 3rd and 4th year of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) course at the University of Melbourne, students have the opportunity to complete a research project in a field related to medicine. During this time students:

  • explore an area of relevance to medicine in greater depth than is possible in the body of the curriculum.
  • broaden their experience of health care and research, often in off-campus settings.
  • learn the theory behind evidence and research, and experience it first hand and appreciate the challenges and limitations.
  • have the opportunity to interact with researchers and better appreciate the background work and processes involved in the advancement of medicine.
  • develop skills in the acquisition, evaluation and application of information (evidence) by undertaking in-depth studies in an area of their choice related to medicine.

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