News

STARSurg Steering Committee Announced

STARSurg Steering Committee Announced

At the end of April we invited applications for the STARSurg steering committee, receiving over 30 high-quality applications. All applications were marked by six independent committee members and senior advisors, ...
NRCM 2017

NRCM 2017

The National Research Collaborative Meeting 2017 was host to over 250 delegates from across Europe (and beyond)! With representation from 25 nationwide collaboratives, the NRCM 2017 was the biggest of ...
Develop Your Research Skills

Develop Your Research Skills

A solid grounding in key research concepts is essential for medical students building an academic career. STARSurg recommends the following videos and slides for learning the core concepts: Introduction to Medical ...
STARSurg partners with the British Journal of Surgery

STARSurg partners with the British Journal of Surgery

STARSurg is delighted to announce the British Journal of Surgery as a platinum partner. The BJS has published our two first national projects DISCOVER and STARSurg 1 and this agreement ...
ESCP 2017

ESCP 2017

STARSurg were lucky enough to be invited along with our partner collaborative Eurosurg to the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) Annual Conference in Berlin last week. The ESCP conference is one ...
STARSurg’s Educational Impact on Students: A National Study

STARSurg’s Educational Impact on Students: A National Study

STARSurg published the above paper in 2015, see the full text free here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4456723/ This study was conducted by surveying the collaborators of our original STARSurgUK study in 2013. The collaborators reported a ...
STARSurg Featured by the Journal of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

STARSurg Featured by the Journal of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

We’re delighted to announce that a feature on STARSurg has been published in the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI). The issue may be viewed here: http://www.publications.asgbi.org/jasgbi_14_07_17/index.html#p=34 ASGBI ...
Introducing our New Steering Committee- Ibrahim

Introducing our New Steering Committee- Ibrahim

Earlier this month we announced 5 new student committee members following a very competitive application process. Ibrahim Yasin is a 3rd year medical student at the University of Southampton. He talks through ...

Introducing our New Steering Committee

Earlier this month we announced 5 new student committee members following a very competitive application process. Emily Mills is a 3rd year medical student at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. ...
Highlights from Second GRANULE Course

Highlights from Second GRANULE Course

STARSurg ran it’s second GRANULE course on Monday in Birmingham, designed to train medical students to recruit patients to Randomized Control Trials.  The one day course consisted of plenary sessions ...
Join the STARSurg Steering Committee

Join the STARSurg Steering Committee

STARSurg welcomes applications to join it’s national steering committee. These will be triple marked and the shortlisted candidates will be telephone interviewed. Only candidates who are not in their final ...
STARSurg Prize Blog

STARSurg Prize Blog

STARSurg are delighted to support the Medical Student Prize award for best Oral Presentation at the ASiT International Conference. The winner of this year’s prize was Alexander Hollis, a final ...
OAKS 2 Drawing to a Close

OAKS 2 Drawing to a Close

As the last centres involved in OAKS 2 finalise their results, OAKS 2 has collected data on over 3000 patients with nearly 60% of the patients from OAKS 1 followed ...
FPAS Letter Accepted in IJS

FPAS Letter Accepted in IJS

We are delighted to announce that our letter to the Foundation Programme Application System (FPAS) organizers has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Surgery (IJS), with over ...
Introducing STARSurg Hack Day

Introducing STARSurg Hack Day

We are delighted to announce a new event, STARSurg Hack day! The idea behind the hack day is simple, to use STARSurg data to generate new findings that will go ...

Being a Local Lead

Imperial Lead Ross Goodson gives an insight into his role as local lead on the OAKS 2 project: I first jointed STARSurg as a collaborator for the OAKS project. My ...
STARSurg in 2016

STARSurg in 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, it seems a good time to reflect on STARSurg’s achievements over the last year. 2016 started where the OAKS study had left off- primary ...
Collaborating on STARSurg Projects

Collaborating on STARSurg Projects

OAKS-1 Collaborator – Kenneth McLean: With the OAKS-2 audit starting soon; it seems an excellent time to reflect on my own experiences as a collaborator in the OAKS-1 audit. This ...
Dr Tom Drake on NSAIDs Safety

Dr Tom Drake on NSAIDs Safety

Within the past week, STARSurg has published its latest study in the World Journal of Surgery, looking at the safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in major gastrointestinal surgery. Our ...
New Paper from the Discover Study Published!

New Paper from the Discover Study Published!

Our Analysis of NSAID Safety from the DISCOVER Study has been published! We are delighted to announce that our paper: ‘Safety of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs in Major Gastrointestinal Surgery: A ...
STARSurg 5th National Collaborator Meeting

STARSurg 5th National Collaborator Meeting

When: 1st October 2016 Where: RCS Edinburgh When: Saturday 1st October 2016 09:00-17:30 Where: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Who: Medical students and Junior Doctors interested in taking part in ...
GRANULE Course

GRANULE Course

Sivesh Kamarajah gives an account of his experience of the inaugural GRANULE course Generating Student Recruiters for Randomised Trials (GRANULE) is a new initiative by STARSurgUK to educate and embed ...
STARSurg & Developing Your Academic Career

STARSurg & Developing Your Academic Career

STARSurg can benefit any type of medical student, regardless of experience, year group, or interests. Yet if you are interested in a career as an academic clinician, then involvement with ...
Exciting STARSurg Updates

Exciting STARSurg Updates

2016 is off to a promising and exciting start for STARSurg! Here’s a quick overview of what we’ve achieved since the end of the year, and what’s up and coming ...
Local Lead to STARSurg Committee

Local Lead to STARSurg Committee

Student Committee Member Buket Gündoğan reflects on her time as Local Lead and her new role on the Steering Committee earlier this year. Reflections on Being a STARSurg Local Lead and ...
OAKS Data Upload Deadline 31 Jan 2016

OAKS Data Upload Deadline 31 Jan 2016

With almost 5000 patients uploaded onto REDCap, we have just a few weeks to go before the OAKS data upload deadline on 31 Jan 2016. For more information on OAKS ...
Introducing OAKS

Introducing OAKS

The latest STARSurg study protocol is now available! The Outcomes After Kidney Injury in Surgery (OAKS) study will be running from September to December 2016, across the UK and Ireland. ...
Medical Student Fellowship Opportunity

Medical Student Fellowship Opportunity

A unique opportunity for involvement in clinical research and audit has arisen at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Birmingham. Applications are invited for this post to work in the ...
Interactive Map of UK centres launched!

Interactive Map of UK centres launched!

In September this year, STARSurgII will launch. We have had a huge response to requests for local leads and as a result, students of the UK and Ireland have managed ...
Get Involved

Get Involved

Are you a UK medical student? You can participate in the largest national student collaborative effort and receive PubMed citable authorship, by simply participating in a STARSurg project. STARSurg projects ...
STARSurg Journal Club

STARSurg Journal Club

A twitter-based surgical journal club targeted at undergraduate medical students and junior doctors in the UK. This ‘melting-pot’ of academic activity seeks to foster a new generation of motivated, skilled ...