The GW4 BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Partnership is a collaboration between Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter Universities. This partnership aims to develop the next generation of medical researchers by offering up to 54 studentships over 3 years to both medical and non-medical UK and EU students (who meet the RCUK residency requirements) across three strategic research themes. The first cohort commenced study in 2016 and our second cohort of students start in October 2017.