New Scholarship supports intercalating medical students
28 July 2021
High-achieving medical students at Cardiff University School of Medicine now have the chance to be supported to study an MSc qualification in Applied and Experimental Clinical Immunology, during an intercalated year.
The Professor Bryan D Williams Scholarship in Applied and Experimental Clinical Immunology at Cardiff University will support one medical student per year to study on this newly created MSc programme.
The annual scholarship will support the brightest and best Cardiff University medical student in Professor Bryan Williams’ name.
Students who select this option for intercalation will benefit from an innovative programme of cutting-edge, research-led teaching, designed to provide knowledge and transferable skills to the clinical and research leaders of the future. The curriculum will be delivered by an internationally recognised teaching faculty who are research experts in their discipline.
Director of the Division of Infection and Immunity at the School of Medicine, Professor Donald Fraser, said, 'For the first time ever, the MSc is offered as a study option for our intercalating students in the Medical School. The Professor Bryan D Williams Scholarship in Applied and Experimental Clinical Immunology at Cardiff University is a tremendous opportunity to financially support a motivated student to learn postgraduate-level Immunology, by immersing themselves in the research community within the Division of Infection and Immunity. I am very much looking forward to welcoming the winner, along with their peers studying for the MSc alongside them, to the division.'
Cardiff has a well-established intercalation programme, providing high calibre medical students an opportunity to gain an additional qualification during their medical training.
By offering this MSc as an intercalation option, Cardiff University School of Medicine is widening the range of options for medical students, from Bachelor level courses to postgraduate level qualification.
The Applied and Experimental Clinical Immunology MSc has been designed with a timeframe that accommodates intercalating medical students - so they can complete the MSc and return to their next year of study.
Programme Director, Professor Anwen Williams, said, 'I am grateful to the donors and to Professor Bryan Williams for supporting the MSc. We will be breaking new ground with our approach to educating our medical students. We will also enable an intercalating medical student to study Immunology at Masters level, without having to worry about his or her fees.'
To be awarded the Scholarship, students must be a current UK fee-paying undergraduate medical student at Cardiff University School of Medicine and be accepted onto the Applied and Experimental Clinical Immunology MSc during an intercalated year of study.
To discuss the programme or the application process, please contact Professor Anwen Williams.