Newcastle University offers intercalation opportunities for both internal and external medical and dental students. Students will work within a postgraduate academically challenging environment to develop new and transferable skills that will enhance their professional development.
Many of these programmes allow students to choose their own research projects in a topic that interests them and to work closely with experienced research and clinical staff during this period. After completing an intercalating year, students resume their original studies.
Information on intercalation can be found here.
Ruth Owen is an academic foundation trainee who went to Newcastle University. She is part of the North-East Surgical Training Academy (NESTAC) and took part in multiple research projects as a medical student.