Original contributions by medical students: Increased fees may discourage research

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 12 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:h
  1. A K Saggar-Malik, Williams fellow of the University of London,
  2. M A Patton, reader in medical genetics at St George's Hospital Medical School

    Medical students can and do make valuable contributions to medicine when they are given the opportunity to become involved in research. Now the Medical Research Council has decided to withdraw funding for medical students opting to do an intercalated degree.

    Sir James Paget (1814-99) discovered the round worm Trichinella spiralis in 1834, one year after entering St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School. He became the first English pathologist and subsequently president of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1858. Paget contributed to many areas of medicine and has two classic descriptions of disease named …

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