UKMED Data Pilot
The Medical Schools Council, the General Medical Council and other key interest groups are piloting a UK Medical Education Database (UKMED) which, for the first time, brings together undergraduate and postgraduate medical education data. These data have not been linked before and no single organisation can currently link all data on their own.
By linking data such as assessment results, UKMED aims to highlight the paths of doctors through school, university and their career. This creates a unique environment in which new research can be undertaken in a broad range of areas to inform the development of medical education and assessment, and the future medical workforce with the ultimate aim of improving patient care.
The project allows researchers to submit proposals and, subject to acceptance criteria, gain access to specific data for analysis.
The scope of the research that can be undertaken through UKMED is potentially broad ranging from analyses of selection tests in predicting future performance, to studying how socioeconomic background might affect an applicant’s chance of acceptance to medicine and progression through their career.
The project is a pilot which will be evaluated in mid 2016. If you wish to submit an application the deadline is Monday 11 January 2016. We will let know if your application has been successful by 4 March 2016 and will make data available shortly after this for successful applicants.
You can find more information and submit a proposal at the UKMED website.