A common perception amongst students is that general practice does not offer an academic career pathway and that if you aspire to do research, a hospital speciality is the default position. To address this, the NIHR School for Primary Care Research launched the prize to encourage talented medical students to consider a career in academic primary care.
Ryan has just completed an iBSc in Primary Care at King’s and will be starting the penultimate year of his medical degree this month. As part of the iBSc programme, Ryan conducted a research project, supervised by Dr Patrick Redmond from King’s School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences.
The project investigated the medication costs of potentially inappropriate prescribing within middle-aged adults in South London general practices. In a recent video, Ryan summarises his research findings: