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Graduates of 2015

For access to the online version of the questionnaire, please click the following link : 2015 Survey

Graduates of 1983 Back to Top

For access to the online version of the questionnaire, please click the following link : 1983 Survey

Welcome to the UKMCRG Website Back to Top

The UK Medical Careers Research Group (UKMCRG) undertakes longitudinal cohort studies of the careers of all doctors who graduated in particular years from UK medical schools.

These cohort studies comprise postal and web-based surveys in which we ask structured questions about career intentions and progression, and the factors that influence them. In addition, we invite respondents to write free text comments about any aspect of their training, career or work.

To date, we have collected data from over 60,000 doctors from fifteen cohorts of medical graduates. Each cohort is defined by year of graduation.

We have surveyed the graduates of 1974, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012. We are now undertaking our first survey of the graduates of 2015.

We estimate that over one in three practising NHS doctors who qualified since 1974 has completed one or more of our questionnaires. Results from our studies have been published in leading international journals - see the publications pages on this site for links to many of them.

These cohort studies have been funded by the Department of Health since the 1970s and were first established by Dr James Parkhouse. We work to a research protocol written by us and agreed with the Department. We maintain links with the Department of Health, Medical School Deans, the General Medical Council, and others. Our current protocol covers two years from 1 April 2015.

The Group is part of the Unit of Health-Care Epidemiology, itself part of the Nuffield Department of Population Health, in the University of Oxford.

It is located on the Old Road Campus of Oxford University in the Oxford suburb of Headington in the north east of the city.

Funded by the Department of Health. Corporate Member of ASME

UK Medical Careers Research Group
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Oxford University
Old Road Campus

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