Non-clinical training of United Kingdom higher trainees in geriatric medicine

S. Conroy, M. D. Witham, P. K. Myint, J. R. F. Gladman

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    Introduction/methods: We undertook a survey of UK trainees in geriatric medicine to determine their non-clinical training needs. Results: 123/388 (32%) trainees responded. 56% had undertaken or were pursuing a post-graduate qualification. 82% were aware of their entitlement to non-clinical training sessions, but only 50% were able to access more than half of the sessions. Sessions were often used for administration (66%), clinical training (14-32%), as well as audit (75%), research (61%) and teaching (56%). Only 53% reported access to a research mentor. Conclusion: Exposure to 'academic' training amongst trainee geriatricians is sub-optimal and is inadequately structured and supervised. Changes to assessment, methods of delivery and a broadening of understanding as to the scope of academic activity are required.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)37-38
    Number of pages2
    JournalCME Journal Geriatric Medicine
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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