Discovering Research is Online

Welcome to Discovering Research! Held annually, this is one of the largest events held by DRAMS.

Medical students from all across the UK come together to compete in this National undergraduate competition.

Ignite Your Passion for Research

Discovering Research helps you explore the field of research through talks from experts as well as oral and poster presentations from students. Take this opportunity to present your research, mingle with like-minded students and network with academics. We hope you manage to hone and grow your love for research through participation in this event!

Medical and dental students are invited to submit their abstracts
in any field of research for oral and poster presentations.

Discovering Research 2021:
DRAMS National Medical and Dental Student Conference

Sat, 13th Mar 2021, 11:00am to 5:00pm
Microsoft Teams

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This is the first time we are collaborating with English as well as Scottish universities!


Discover what you can achieve by learning from your peers and academics.


A platform to present your work – both poster or oral presentations.

Discovering Research 2021 is a collaboration between both Medical and Dental DRAMS.

Our Annual National Undergraduate Competition is Back!

DRAMS is thrilled to present to you - Discovering Research 2021: National Medical and Dental Research Conference!

This year, we are collaborating with other Scottish as well as English Universities, making it our biggest national conference to date! It’s happening on the 13th of March 2021 from 11am to 5pm (on an online platform - details to follow soon) so mark your calendars!

What exactly does this event entail?

Discovering Research is a fantastic opportunity for you to gain invaluable insight into the world of research; exploring previously conducted research as well as ongoing research projects! In addition, we will also be having talks from clinical scientists who are the experts in their respective fields - making this the perfect opportunity to ‘discover research’!

Have you completed a project?

Have you done a piece of research but never found anywhere to present it? Look no further - because this conference is just the place for you to display your work and win amazing prizes! We welcome all sorts of projects and topics - 4th year projects, BMSc, previous SSCs or SSPCs, Vacation scholarships, audits - virtually any piece of research! All submissions will be judged by a panel of academic staff and the best ones will be invited to present in either the oral or poster categories! This will not only give you a chance to win amazing prizes but also look great on your CV!

The day promises to be insightful and unforgettable and we strongly urge you to participate, whether or not you have done research before!

Participant Information and Submission Deadline:

Interested? Kindly submit your abstract via the Google form below by 24th Jan 2021.

Entry is free for all presenters and the audience! In addition, the audience also stands a chance to win a prize! You most definitely don’t want to miss out!

Guest speaker details and the event timeline to follow soon. Any questions, feel free to ask us via email of Facebook Messenger. We hope to see you all there!

Oral Presentation Category:

1st prize – £70 Amazon voucher + 6 month Pastest subscription (or 6-month Osmosis subscription or a digital version of Macleod’s Clinical Diagnosis)

2nd prize – £50 Amazon voucher + 3 month Pastest subscription (or 3-month Osmosis subscription or a digital version of Macleod’s Clinical Diagnosis)

Poster Presentation Category:

1st prize – £30 Amazon voucher
2nd prize – £30 Amazon voucher
3rd prize - £30 Amazon voucher

Poster presentation winners will also recieve a 3 month Pastest or Osmosis subscription.

Abstract Submissions for
Discovering Research 2021

Medical and dental students from all English and Scottish universities are invited to submit their abstracts in any field of research for oral and poster presentations.

Submit your abstract here via the sign up sheet provided.

Abstract Submission Deadline: Sun, 24 Jan 2021

Prizes proudly sponsored by

Discovering Research is Online​

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be streaming Discovering Research 2021 virtually.

Watch Discovering Research 2021 online.
A timeline of the event will be available here shortly.

Event timeline will be made available shortly.

Past Discovering Research

13th Feb 2020

A huge congratulations to our winners in the oral and poster presentation competitions at Discovering Research 2020 last Thursday:

Callum Livingstone (Winner – Oral), Olukayode Oki (Runner-up – Oral), Sruthi Ravichandran (Winner – Poster), Natalia Makhdoom (Runner-up – Poster), Christopher Marshall, and Cassandra Baiano (Joint 3rd place – Poster).

Thank you to everyone who has attended our annual flagship national event, we hope everyone has had a great time, with great food with such a diverse crowd. We would like to thank our guest speakers Prof. John Dillon and Prof. Peter Mossey, and Dr Rachel Davies and Dr Anna Maria Choy for helping to make this event a success.

A special shout-out also to Pastest for sponsoring us with a myriad of prizes and our special discount code. Great job to all presenters from both the medical and dental schools, especially our friends from St Andrews, Glasgow, and Aberdeen, you all did amazing!

Signing Up
for Discovering Research 2021

To sign up for Discovering Research 2021, please fill in your details in the sign up sheet. You will be redirected to a Google Form for this process.