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About Society of Medical Research (SoMR)

An initiative established to facilitate medical students in their research endeavors through medical school and beyond.


Our Vision

We envision a future where medical students would highly engage in research, by working in a conductive environment that offers accessibility to research learning and mentorship for all, regardless of their background, unhindered.

Our Mission

Lack of research culture and under-representation of our medical students in the scientific community motivated us to make a platform that can assist students at every step of the process. We conduct webinars, workshops and organize mentorship programs to train and nurture the students throughout their research journey. Moreover, this society serves as a platform for connecting aspiring researchers with experienced individuals. So we have got both, your training and networking covered!

Our Objectives

  • To make medical research accessible to all medical students.
  • Teach them methods and types of research.
  • To have internal research projects within SoMR.
  • To search for physicians/ surgeons with strong research backgrounds, data analysts, epidemiologists, and public health experts.
  • Collaborate with other Research Societies.
  • Recruit students from other universities to help launch a subsidiary of SoMR at their own institution.


We are revolutionizing
the way research is done

Welcome to the Society of Medical Research, a community of dedicated scientists and researchers committed to advancing the field of medicine through innovative research and collaboration.

Our society is made up of passionate individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including doctors, scientists, educators, and students. We are united by our shared passion for exploring the frontiers of medical research and finding new ways to improve the health and well-being of people around the world.

At the Society of Medical Research, we believe that the best way to achieve our goals is through collaboration and partnership. We work closely with leading medical institutions, research organizations, and industry partners to leverage their expertise and resources and to promote scientific progress.

Our society also offers a variety of educational and professional development opportunities, including seminars, workshops, and conferences, designed to foster learning and growth for our members.

If you are a researcher, scientist, or medical professional who shares our vision and mission, we invite you to join us and become part of our community. Together, we can make a significant impact on the field of medicine and the lives of people around the world.

The SoMR Team

A Complete Research Revolution


The Society of Medical Research (SoMR) is committed to fostering a vibrant and supportive network of aspiring medical researchers. 

Through our various events, research interest groups, journal clubs, and mentorship programs, we provide opportunities for students, researchers, and professionals to connect, share ideas, and build relationships.

Our network extends across Pakistan and beyond, connecting researchers with experts and institutions from around the world. 


SoMR is dedicated to providing aspiring medical researchers with the training and skills they need to succeed in this demanding field.

We offer a comprehensive range of training programs, research courses, and online learning workshops that cover all aspects of medical research, from study design and data collection to statistical analysis and scientific writing.

Our training programs are led by experienced researchers and educators who are committed to providing high-quality instruction and personalized mentorship.


SoMR is a hub for learning and knowledge exchange in the field of medical research.

We strive to create a stimulating and supportive environment where aspiring researchers can learn from experts, engage in meaningful discussions, and explore new research ideas.

Our journal club sessions, guest lectures, and research mentorships provide opportunities to stay up-to-date on the latest research findings and gain insights from leading researchers in the field.

Interested In Research?

What Our Team Has to Say

Being a part of SoMR will further spark your interest in research. Research, which is often considered a tedious task can be made fun if you find the right people. Secondly, it is great to find like minded people and collaborate with them on different projects.
Roha Shafaut
Director of Department of Training and Coordination
Research helps cultivate a growth mindset through critical appraisal of constantly emerging evidence as well as acquire relevant skills regarding clinical medicine and public health. I believe that this platform will have a profound impact in not only promoting a culture of research, but also bridge disparities in accessibility of quality resources that are prevalent in the existing system.
Sana Awan
Media and Marketing Director
Research is a critical skill for every medical student, especially as a future physician with the responsibility of managing patient care. Our objective here in SoMR is to teach and mentor students with the intention of helping them contribute to the scientific community. The best part is, we're non-profit.
Zarmina Islam
Dr. Shajie Ur Rehman Usmani is a graduate of Dow Medical College Class of '23. As the CoFounder and Executive Advisor at SoMR, he is excited to see this initiative reach greater heights this year!
Dr. Shajie Ur Rehman
Co-Founder and Executive Director