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School of Medicine

  1. 1. School of Medicine & Dentistry and School of Medical Sciences Local Induction Thursday, 8 October 2009 IMS Level 7 Conference Room <ul><li>Introduction by Dr Bernadette Connolly, Director of the Graduate School </li></ul><ul><li>Mr David McKenzie, IMS Facilities Co-ordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Prof Peter McGlynn, IMS Radiation Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Induction by Dr Kath Shennan, IMS Safety Officer and Mrs Diane Massie, Deputy Safety Officer </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Prof Phil Hannaford </li></ul><ul><li>Director Institute of Applied Health Sciences </li></ul>Prof Ian Booth Director Institute of Medical Sciences Prof Colin McCaig Head of School of Medical Sciences Prof Mike Greaves Head of School of Medicine & Dentistry
  3. 3. Postgraduate Research Coordinators for the IMS <ul><li>Dr Carol Munro </li></ul>Prof Duncan Shaw Prof Miep Helfrich
  4. 4. Training Programme to December 2009 <ul><li>‘ Getting Started’: Induction Training Programme </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Skills Forge’ Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Academic Writing workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Small Group Teaching Workshop (for demonstrators) </li></ul><ul><li>University Safety Training Course (Parts 1 & 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Radiation Training (including how to become registered to use radio-isotopes) </li></ul><ul><li>ScotPil Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Information on Graduate School Website </li></ul><ul><li>OTHER: Microscopy Course (Nov 2009) – supervisor sent details by email </li></ul><ul><li>RefWorks/Databases searching – Library thru SfRE </li></ul>
  5. 5. Other School Training Events <ul><li>Communicating Science (February/March) </li></ul><ul><li>9-Month Assessment (April) </li></ul><ul><li>Information & booking through Graduate School Website </li></ul>
  6. 6. Your PhD <ul><li>Length – 3, 3.5 or 4 years? </li></ul><ul><li>Full-time or part-time? </li></ul><ul><li>Period of supervised study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Actively supervised </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fees payable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stipend paid (funded studentships) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Submission deadline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Date by which the thesis MUST be submitted to registry for examination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>48 months from official date of registration (full-time) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>72 months for part-time PhDs </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>3-Month Skills Audit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Undertaken and recorded within Skills Forge </li></ul></ul><ul><li>6-Monthly Routine Monitoring form </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completed with supervisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signed off by you, your supervisor and Head of School </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Details on Graduate School Website </li></ul>Progress Monitoring
  8. 8. <ul><li>First to Second Year Progression </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9-Month assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short written report, 10 min symposium presentation & viva (advisor & academic examiner) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All elements to be completed by 30 June 2009 (for October starts) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Year Two </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Report written as a draft manuscript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviewed & feedback given </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Year Three </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 min presentation at December Symposium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thesis plan (3-year PhD programme) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Year Four (4-year programme) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Progress committee </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Details on Graduate School Website </li></ul>Assessments
  9. 13. Research Programmes in IMS (supervisor is associated with a Research Programme) Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre Bone and Musculoskeletal Cancer Medicine Cell and Developmental Biology Endocannabinoid and Lipid Signalling Immunology Medical Genetics Molecular Exercise Physiology Microbiology Neurobiology Physiology and Pharmacology Systems Biology Translational Medicine Vascular
  10. 14. Seminars <ul><li>Important aspect of research </li></ul><ul><li>Invaluable source of information and inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Access to research leaders (future employer, paper reviewer or fellowship reviewer?) </li></ul><ul><li>Regular attendance is required </li></ul><ul><li>Each Research Programme runs a Seminar Series </li></ul><ul><li>IMS Seminar Series </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Note-taking is essential – dedicated Seminar notebook </li></ul>
  11. 15. IMS Travel Grants <ul><li>Up to £200 available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Matching support should be provided by the research programme and/or from external sources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students are expected to regularly attend seminars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence of attendance should be presented to programme leader at the time of application </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Applications should be made to Ms Meldrum via their research programme leader </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  12. 16. You will get as much out of your PhD as you put into it Remember …