INCEPT (Clinical Academia E-Learning Platform) is a new initiative to help students explore and better understand research and clinical academia. The Moodle-based modules cover a wide range of topics around three core themes: academic careers, study design and statistics.
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About Us

STARSurg (Student Audit and Research in Surgery) is a national, student-led academic surgery collaborative which delivers multicentre surgical research studies. We have representation at medical schools in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

We aim to foster academic and research training, promote evidence-based practice, and build a culture of collaboration, in order to improve patient care. We empower students to get involved in high-quality academic projects, thereby gaining an understanding of clinical academia, audit and research methodology, and ethical practices.


We consistently publish papers in major journals, and have significant impact through presentations across the world.


Our most recent project, CASCADE, studied postoperative cardiac complications following major abdominal surgery.


INCEPT (clINical aCademia E-learning PlaTform) is a tailor-made online resource for academic careers, statistics and research methods.

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