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New data pilot

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05 Nov 2015

Working with partners we are piloting a UK database of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education data.

The General Medical Council, the Medical Schools 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 currently link all data on their own.

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 analysis 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.

If you wish to submit an application the deadline is Monday 11 January 2016. We will let you 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.