Useful web links
To get an idea of the type of research work in which statistics is used, try looking at websites for individual medical schools and reading the research activities of various departments of public health, epidemiology or general practice.
Here are a few examples:
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
St Bartholomew's and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
Clinical Trial Service Unit, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford University