Trainee doctors showcase their research to senior academics

Posted by uatemp13 at Sep 28, 2012 12:20 PM |
Event co-organised by University of Leicester aimed to drive innovation in healthcare

The University of Leicester, the East Midlands Healthcare Workforce Deanery and the University of Nottingham organised a region-wide showcase for trainees interested in careers as Clinical Academics, held at Holywell Park in Loughborough on Friday 21 September 2012. It was the first time that trainee doctors from across the region had an opportunity to meet to discuss training in all aspects of research for the benefit of patients.  

The Showcase included poster presentations and free oral communications, along with invited lectures by senior Clinical Academics and trainees across a broad range of research posts. Trainees presented a diverse collection of their research including basic laboratory studies, clinical studies and studies looking at how trainee doctors should be assessed in examinations. Prizes were awarded to six trainees for outstanding presentations.

Clinical Academics drive innovation in the health service and within the East Midlands and are supporting an outstanding group of trainees working at the forefront of their respective clinical fields. The work they are doing will ultimately improve the care of patients not just in the East Midlands but across the whole NHS.

Senior Clinical Academics from across the East Midlands also took part in a Careers Workshop in which they were available to trainees for one-to-one advice on future options in clinical research.