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

Simon Conroy, Miles D Witham, Phyo Kyaw Myint, John 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


  • non-clinical training
  • research
  • higher trainees
  • geriatric medicine


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