Schulich-UWindsor Opportunities for Research Excellence Program (SWORP) medical student award recipients will present their research projects at the upcoming Windsor Regional Hospital Grand Rounds. SWORP is a unique award opportunity for Windsor Campus medical students to conduct research under the supervision of a University of Windsor faculty member. The University of Windsor is dedicated to supporting the Windsor Regional Hospital clinician scientists through Academic Clinical Professor appointments and provides critical funding to support medical student research projects through SWORP in partnership with Western University.
The SWORP program offers 10 weeks of intensive, hands-on research experience over the course of one or two summers to Windsor campus medical students. This opportunity contributes to medical students’ academic and professional growth by offering opportunities to participate in seminars, networking, social activities, and a final presentation to demonstrate their research work.
The Windsor Regional Hospital Grand rounds organized by the Department of Medical Affairs and Academics bring together scientists from varying research interests to address scientific questions. The Grand Rounds are open to the broader health research community in Windsor-Essex. During this session ten students, who received SWORP awards in 2021 will give a 5-minute presentation showcasing their research project. Attendees will also learn about the invaluable contributions that medical students make to research projects.
“We’re very excited to host this event; SWORP connects Windsor medical students with scientists across disciplines to acquire critical research knowledge,” said Dr. Devinder Moudgil, WE-SPARK Health Institute medical student research associate. “It is helping to advance health research and encourages medical students’ participation in research by having clinicians, and residents from the hospital and University of Windsor Faculty members and students attend these presentations.”
The event is on September 15, 5-6:30 via zoom. Click here for more information, including a list of speakers and topics, and to register.
WE-SPARK welcomes inquiries from clinicians regarding academic appointment at the University of Windsor. Their team is available to support health research projects and assist in developing partnerships for research.
WE-SPARK Health Institute is a partnership between Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, St. Clair College, the University of Windsor and Windsor Regional Hospital designed to take healthcare to the next level through research.