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Have you thought of a career in Medical Research?

NDORMS is hosting a series of online talks/conversations with scientists from NDORMS and other University of Oxford Medical Science departments for Y12 students. These will be a mix of information about both the scientists careers and their research work with plenty of time for Q&As on either.

These talks are a joint initiative between two departments in the Oxford University Medical Sciences Division (NDORMS and NDS) 

Talks will be run as a zoom webinar and each session with three researchers takes 45-60minutes.  If you would like to attend the talks please sign up using the links below.  A link to the recording of the talks will be posted here after it happens

WEdneSDAY 1st DecemBER 4PM

Have You Thought of a Career in Medical Research 

Rand Alkaissy

I’m 28 years old and originally from The Netherlands. I did Medicine at the University of Leiden and graduated in 2018. During University I had a strong interest in the musculoskeletal system and I did my research internship here at the University of Oxford in 2015. I enjoyed learning about all the research projects going on in the department and really liked seeing the ‘other’ side of patient care – starting from the labs. I therefore decided to apply to a PhD program to further develop my interests and to get a foot into the academic world as well.

James Edwards

Helen Duyvesteyn

WeDnesday 2 FEB

Speakers TBC

Registration link 

Previous have you thought of a career in medical research Talks

Follow the links for talk descriptions and link to talk videos 

March 8 International Women's Day Talk 

March 15 2021 Talk

April 21 2021 Talk

May 19 2021 Talk 

July 7 2021 Talk

July 8 2021 Talk

November 18 Talk

Any Questions?

Please email


Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS)

NDORMS is a multidisciplinary medical research department within the University of Oxford that brings together researchers, statisticians, engineers, imaging specialists, clinicians and patients in order to undertake the highest quality research in musculoskeletal and inflammatory conditions to deliver new treatments, which improve people's lives.


Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS)

NDS hosts a multidisciplinary team of senior clinical academic surgeons, senior scientists, junior clinicians and scientists in training. We comprise of major surgical specialties, including gastro-intestinal, transplantation, vascular, paediatric, plastic, ear, nose and throat (ENT), neurosurgery, and urology. 



Speakers 1 December