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Academic trainee experience

Here are some achievement highlights and feedback from trainees who took advantage of the academic opportunities.


Certificate of medical education with merit 

Master’s in Public Health and health services research (achieved with merit)

Certificate in Clinical Education


InnovAiT journal in September, providing an overview of frailty in primary care (Gorman, T. J. (2015). Frailty. InnovAiT: Education and inspiration for general practice.

First author on a paper accepted by Paediatrics and Child Health entitled "Diagnosing Arthritis in Children"

Can we influence the epidemiology of dementia? Perspectives from population-based studies. Postgraduate Medical Journal (PMJ) August 2015

Cochrane systematic review: 'Dietary interventions for prevention of dementia in people with mild cognitive impairment’. My role will be as a reviewer of papers. To date the protocol has been published (Tang EYH, Harrison SL, Albanese E, Gorman TJ, Rutjes AWS, Siervo M, Stephan B. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 10.

Published in GP Matters - a quarterly magazine produced by the RVI


Poster presentation at the Annual RCGP Conference, Liverpool 2014: Risk factor modification to delay the onset of dementia: what the latest evidence suggests

Oral presentation: National GP ACF conference, Newcastle 2015: Recent trends in the prevalence and incidence of Dementia: Protocol for systematic review of population-based studies demonstrating a cohort effect.

Ongoing potential publications

Cross-sectional web and paper-based survey of GP trainees in the North East of England: To evaluate the current knowledge, attitudes and experiences of future GPs in pre- and post-diagnostic care of dementia (completed and submitted for publication)

Cochrane review: Dietary interventions for maintaining cognitive function in cognitively healthy people in mid-life (ongoing)


Along with my academic GP trainee colleagues I helped to organise a successful national academic GP trainees (ACF) conference in March.

Led weekly tutorials for 3rd year students in general practice

Other involvements in marking assignments, pastoral tutor, one-to-one teaching, small group teaching, large group teaching, seminars

Leadership skills in leading projects


“It was a fabulous post and I would thoroughly recommend it to all registrars.”

“I hope to maintain some involvement with medical education in my career”

“Overall I would highly recommend this ITP to all GP trainees as I found it to be an immensely valuable experience where I was able to gain experience in various fields of research, conducting projects, being a member of research teams, organisational and time management skills etc., at the same time helping me to develop further as a clinician in general practice”

“Over the last year I have developed a number of skills which I would not have had the ability to have achieved had I not had the opportunity to undertake an academic placement”

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