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SoMR Initiatives

Discover the exciting initiatives led by SOMR. Explore information on our renowned Restalk series, gain insights into the activities of the Local Council, and delve into other initiatives like Research Interest Groups (RIGs), mentorship program, etc., all aimed at fostering innovation and collaboration within the research community

Mentorship program

The guidance and expertise that research mentors have to offer plays a pivotal role in grooming and professional development of novice researchers. SoMR has introduced its Mentorship Program to foster these relationships and make professional guidance accessible.

The SoMR Mentorship Program is designed to assist medical students who have completed SoMR Level 1 and Level 2 Courses in their research pursuits. This program offers exclusive guidance and opportunities for publication with established authors. Mentees receive comprehensive support in various paper types, from topic selection and study conceptualization to final publication.

Mentors are meticulously chosen based on their research experience and leadership skills. They help mentees throughout the article-writing and publishing process. Incentives for mentors include primary authorship, potential recruitment in SoMR, and networking with fellow research enthusiasts.

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Internal projects

SoMR stands at the forefront of medical innovation with its cutting-edge internal projects, conducted by experienced researchers from within the SoMR team, for the team. These projects address critical healthcare and medical issues, aiming to enhance healthcare outcomes and advance medical knowledge.

These diverse projects span various medical research areas, including cancer, cardiovascular, infectious diseases, neurological, pediatric, and public health research. What sets SoMR apart is the collaborative nature of these projects, with researchers from different disciplines working together to drive innovation and uncover groundbreaking discoveries.

Beyond their scientific impact, SoMR’s internal projects also promote team-building and learning. Team members collaborate on challenging and rewarding projects, enhancing their skills and benefiting from each other’s expertise.

Research support group 

Revolutionizing Collaboration for Research Enthusiasts

Collaboration is crucial in research, but finding like-minded partners can be challenging, particularly for newcomers. To bridge this gap, SoMR has established a Facebook research support group for DMC students.

Here’s how our support group streamlines your research journey:

  1. Collaborate: Whether it’s a small project or a comprehensive review, our group connects you with over 800 members to find co-authors or task-specific teammates.
  2. Seek Guidance: Post questions anonymously and get valuable research-related advice.
  3. Share Questionnaires: Share your Google Docs forms to gather data for your study.
  4. Stay Updated: Stay informed about research conferences and workshops.

Join us in fostering a vibrant culture of research and collaboration by joining the SoMR support group today!

Courses

SoMR provides two comprehensive medical research courses:

Level 1: Designed for newcomers, covering medical research fundamentals, research study types, and various writing formats.

Level 2: Tailored for those with prior experience, delving into systematic reviews and meta-analysis.

Both courses are led by seasoned researchers and practitioners, fostering interactive learning. SoMR also offers diverse educational opportunities, such as workshops, webinars, and seminars, on various medical research topics.

     Research Interest Groups

Imagine a community of like-minded peers passionate about medical research. That’s what Research Interest Groups (RIGs) offer medical students. These student-led groups focus on specific areas of medical research, providing opportunities to:

  1. Stay Informed: RIGs host events on the latest research topics, featuring guest speakers, seminars, and workshops.

  2. Participate in Research: Get hands-on research experience by joining ongoing projects within RIGs.

  3. Network and Collaborate: Meet fellow students and researchers who share your interests, fostering friendships, collaborations, and mentorship opportunities.

  4. Mentorship: Experienced researchers in SoMR’s RIGs offer guidance and support.

  5. Boost Your CV: Involvement in research enhances your CV, making you more competitive for residency programs.

RIGs also pairs medical students with global authors under the Review Committee program, providing access to international expertise and expanding the reach and impact of your research. Collaborating with international authors can enhance visibility and promote your work on a global scale. 

Currently, there’s an RIG for internal medicine, with plans to launch more for various research areas. RIG meetings, held monthly, encompass a range of activities, including guest speakers, seminars, workshops, and journal clubs. All medical students are welcome to join.

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            Workshops/Webinars

The Society of Medical Research (SoMR) offers a variety of workshops and webinars on a wide range of topics in medical research. These sessions are led by experts in their respective fields and provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in research, develop new skills, and connect with like-minded professionals.

SoMR’s workshops and webinars are informative, engaging, and interactive. Participants have the opportunity to ask questions, participate in discussions, and learn from the expertise of the presenters.

The workshops and webinars are open to all members of the medical research community, including students, postdocs, early-career researchers, and established researchers.

             Journal Clubs

Overwhelmed by the constant stream of medical research? Journal clubs offer a solution. These gatherings, where healthcare professionals discuss recent research articles, help you stay current, learn new skills, and share your expertise. SoMR has established a journal club for internal medicine research, open to medical students nationwide.

Here’s how you benefit:

  1. Stay Informed: SoMR’s journal club covers diverse medical topics, keeping you up-to-date with the latest evidence in your field.

  2. Learn Critical Appraisal: Enhance your ability to evaluate research articles critically, a valuable skill for making informed decisions in your practice.

  3. Knowledge Exchange: Connect with fellow research enthusiasts, share your expertise, and learn from others.

  4. Networking: Forge professional connections within your field, opening doors to collaboration, research opportunities, and career growth.

Reach out to any SoMR team member to join us at our next meeting. We look forward to your participation!

                   Local council 

SoMR is dedicated to revolutionizing free research guidance for medical students in Pakistan. The team is organized into 8 departments, including: 

  • The Executive Board
  • Training and Coordination
  • Media
  • Human Resources
  • Records and Development
  • Public Relations
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Research Education

All departments collaboratively work towards igniting a passion for research in medical institutions across Pakistan. This structured system paves the way for SoMR’s expansion to other medical schools in the country.

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