Welcome to the SMERC Website

We are a collaboration between NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and the five Scottish medical schools of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews, which aims to conduct high quality and impactful healthcare education research in Scotland and beyond.

“Our mission is to achieve internationally-excellent, locally-relevant medical and healthcare education research” 
Professor Jennifer Cleland, SMERC Director

There are numerous ways in which you can join us depending on whether you are a researcher, commissioner of research, or a potential research participant.

In terms of funding, we are accepting bids from all consortium members for the small grants program by August 31st 2016, for projects of up to 12 months duration, commencing January 2017.