CrickMed is an opportunity for non-clinical Crick group leaders to observe clinicians in a hospital setting.


Over the course of a week, lab-based researchers at the Crick shadow clinicians to share experience and expertise.

CrickMed helps laboratory-based researchers to:

  • develop a better understanding of general medical practice
  • gain an insight into the relevance of research to patients
  • build strong connections with clinicians and clinician scientists 

There is also an opportunity for clinician hosts to opt into a reciprocal process, including visits to laboratories at the Crick. In the long term, it is hoped that these interactions will foster collaboration and translational science. 

All placements will take place at the Crick's partner NHS Trusts (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, King's College Hospital NHS Trust, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust). CrickMed takes place in March and October every year. 

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Interested in getting involved?

If you are a clinician at one of our partner university NHS Trusts in and around London and would like to participate in CrickMed, please get in touch by emailing clinical engagement manager Anna Lakey at

Swapping the lab for the clinic

Read the article to hear from participants in our 2023 CrickMed programme.

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