STARsurg is recruiting medical students and junior doctors for it's new international study IMAGINE (Ileus MAnaGement INtErnational) !!!!

Following on from the hugely successful OAKS2 project run by STARSurg last year, we are now recruiting medical students and junior doctors to join us in a new project: IMAGINE!

The Student Audit and Research in Surgery (STARSurg) collaborative is a national, student-led audit and research network. It empowers students to participate in high quality academic projects, forming links with supervising junior doctors and consultants.

Through this, students contribute data to national studies while gaining an understanding of clinical academia, audit and research methodology, and ethical considerations.

All collaborators of STARsurg projects will receive a PubMed-citable co-authorship. Previous STARsurg projects have been published in the British Journal of Surgery.

This year?s project IMAGINE: Ileus MAnaGement INtErnational: An international, observational study of postoperative ileus and provision of management after colorectal surgery is STARurg?s most ambitious project yet.

This is a prospective study where collaborators will follow-up patients who have undergone colorectal resections on the colorectal wards. Patients will be followed up daily (including weekends) till their discharge.

Data collection will run in mini teams consisting of 2 medical students and 1 junior doctor at the QMC, Nottingham City Hospital, Royal Derby Hospital and Kings Mill Hospital.

There will be 3 data collection periods, each lasting 2 weeks. You can collect data for one or more of the data collection periods, depending on your availability.

  • Study period 1: 22 Jan 2018 ? 5 Feb 2018
  • Study period 2: 12 Feb 2018 ? 26 Feb 2018
  • Study period 3: 5 Mar 2018 ? 19 Mar 2018

We are also looking for one of the collaborators at each centre to be a hospital lead. Hospital leads will be responsible for driving the audit registration and co-ordinating the mini teams at their site. Special recognition will be given to hospital leads in the resulting study publication.

The benefits of collaborating:

  • PubMed- citable co-authorship
  • Experience collaborating in a national audit
  • Opportunities to present results at local audit meetings and conferences.
  • Looks good on the CV

You don?t need to have collaborated on a previous STARsurg project to apply!


How to apply

Applications are OPEN NOW and can be made through this link:

Deadline for applications is November 6th at 11:59pm.


Successful applicants will be notified by email shortly after the deadline, and will be expected to attend a collaborators meeting (Date and time TBA).

This is a great opportunity to become part of one of the largest student collaborative research groups. If you have any questions at all, please contact Rachel Thavayogan, the STARsurg regional lead for Nottingham at [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you!