Trauma Sciences Care of The Injured Patient Programme (TSCIPP) 

TSCIPP stands for 'Trauma Science and Care of the Injured Patient Programme'. It's a new 4 year SSC developed by the Centre for Trauma Sciences that offers a unique opportunity for medical students to gain both clinical and research experience from some of the best trauma staff in the country.

As a 4 year programme, students who join get to stay on the programme until the end of their time at medical school, allowing them to fully develop their interest and skills in Trauma medicine.

The overall aims of the programme are:

  • To provide students with education beyond Advanced Trauma Life Support through exclusive access to the Major Trauma Centre team and clinical research unit.
  • To provide students with the unique opportunity to explore holistic patient care from hospital admission to long term follow-up in the community.
  • To provide students with the tools and environment needed to appreciate, understand and contribute to the research underpinning Trauma Science and the public health approach to Trauma Care.
  • To enhance employability through the development of a portfolio demonstrating skills in leadership, mentorship, education, reflective practice, interpersonal skills and team work.

Instructions on how to apply and FAQs are below. More information including a description of what is involved in each year of the programme can be found on the TSCIPP-More info page.

Trauma Lates

Trauma Lates (TLs) are monthly student led informal evenings of education, debate & networking. They happen every 2nd Thursday of the month from 6-8pm in the Perrin Lecture Theatre.

Each Trauma Late consists of short talks by speakers from academic, research and other backgrounds as well as Q&A sessions.

Anyone with a medical background is welcome to attend and the event is free as always. Tickets or pre-booking aren't needed. Student should bring student IDs, others should bring professional IDs.

Full dates for TLs can be found on the left of this webpage.

For students, attendance at 'Trauma Lates' will be part of the application process for the TSCIPP SSC Programme.

Information on the next Trauma Late can be found on the Trauma Late's page.

TSCIPP applications: more info

Applications for the TSCIPP 4-year SSC will open at 9am 12th March 2020. Applications close 7pm 26th March 2020.

More information will be released on here and on our social media closer to the time so make sure to follow us on Twitter or Facebook using @TSCIPP.

Only first year A100 and GEP medical students at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry can apply.  (Unfortunately, current PCP students cannot apply. First years however are welcome to apply to both PCP and TSCIPP but must only choose 1 to join if offered a place on both.)


  • What is a four-year SSC?

A four-year SSC is, like the PCP SSC, an SSC that you join and then get to stay on until you complete your medical studies at Barts and The London. Usually, students apply during their MBBS Y1/GEP Y1 and then join the following year. However, for this year only (2019) we are accepting people from years other than MBBS Y1/GEP Y1.

  • I haven't attended all the Trauma Lates, does this matter?

Although it is recommended that you attend all Trauma Lates (TLs), we understand that unforeseen circumstances can make this impossible. If such a circumstance does arise, we recommend that you email as soon as possible, preferably before the Trauma Late itself. You should also clearly state in your application the reasoning behind your lack of attendance.

Not attending all Trauma Lates without valid reason does not mean you shouldn’t apply but it might limit your application.

  • I haven't attended any Trauma Lates, should I still apply?

This depends on a case by case basis. Please email, if you have a legitimate reason for having missed that many Trauma Lates, we might be able to accommodate this.

  • How many places are available this year?

We do not have a set number of places for this year. We will try our best to accept as many people onto the programme as possible but our resources do of course limit this. The number of places will therefore depend on number and quality of applications as well as how many applicants we can realistically take on.

  • How is TSCIPP different to PCP?

Whereas PCP focuses on the care of patients before they reach hospital, TSCIPP will focus on the care of trauma patients once they arrive at the hospital, with emphasis on each aspect of their journey from Resus to rehabilitation. So you will gain insight into multiple hospital specialties whilst seeing patients with different injury patterns progress through the the trauma system.
Additionally, the research and public health elements of TSCIPP will allow you to carry out your own research and develop your interests under the mentorship of experts in the field. You’ll also get involved in creating public engagement campaigns, shadowing the clinical research fellows and teaching your peers. This is on top of clinical shifts within the hospital setting and regular teaching sessions.

To find out more about the differences between the two programmes, take a look at our description of each TSCIPP year.

  • Can I apply to both PCP and TSCIPP?

First years (GEP or MBBS) are welcome to apply to both PCP and TSCIPP but must only choose 1 to join if offered a place on both. This is because of logistical SSC restrictions and because it would be unfair on students to have the burden of having to complete 2 SSC's worth of assessments every year.

Follow us on social media!

Twitter: @tscipp

Facebook: @TSCIPP




Monthly Trauma Lates

Trauma Lates are monthly student led informal evenings of education, debate & networking that occur every 2nd Thursday of the month from 6-8pm in the Perrin Lecture Theatre. Each Trauma Late tackles a different trauma related topic and consists of short talks by academics, researchers and patients as well as Q&A sessions.
TLs are open to all from the medical field as well as students, just make sure you bring professional/student ID. Dates are listed below and topics will be listed on the Trauma Lates page and our social media (@tscipp) throughout the year:

1.    10 Oct 2019
2.    14 Nov 2019
3.    09 Jan 2020
4.    13 Feb 2020
5.    12 Mar 2020
6.    14 May 2020

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