Invest in ME Research

Intercalating Medical Students in ME Research

This fund will attract and fund medical students to participate in biomedical research into myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in projects being funded by the charity. It will also be used to assist medical students in attending research meetings to improve their knowledge of ME and network with others

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1153730)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices
  • Medical ResearchMedical Research




Medical students often learn very little about the disease myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or are taught using out-of-date or flawed research. This means that students leave medical training ill-prepared for understanding or treating ME. By participating in the actual biomedical research or attending research meetings they not only learn far more about the disease but are also given the potential to find treatment or cause. This helps the student, the university and, ultimately, patients.


The students will be attached to one of the projects being funded by the charity. They will be supervised by professors involved in the research and learn about the disease as well as perform vital roles in the research itself. this may also involve seeing patients. By intercalating in their 4th year they gain valuable insights into the disease as well as returning to their studies with more confidence and ability to educate other students about ME. They may also network with others at meetings