North Yorkshire and East Coast (NYEC) Academic Posts
"My academic rotation was in Respiratory Medicine. It gave me an incredible opportunity to get involved in clinical trials allowing me to develop my skills in statistics, writing peer-reviewed journals and enhancing my research skills. This in turn made me a much more rounded individual and therefore a more competitive candidate for core surgical training."
Dr Zainab Rai,
NYEC Academic Trainee, 2014-2016
YHFS Academic Foundation Programmes
North Yorkshire and East Coast
- 21 Academic Research Programmes.
- 3 Medical Education Programmes.
- Collaboration with the Hull York Medical School
- Enrolment on either the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research & Statistics or the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Professions Education
The full academic rotations for YHFS are available at the bottom of this page (filter by North East).
For further information regarding Medical Education placements, please see the example job description at the bottom of the page.
How to Apply
Projects and Supervisors
Academic Foundation Projects and Supervisors (for 4-month F2 projects Aug 18-Jul 19)
Academic Foundation placements are offered in the research areas indicated below:
|Hull||Prof Ian Chetter||Surgery|
|Hull||Prof Andrew Clark, Dr Angela Hoye||Cardiology|
|Hull||Prof Alyn Morice, Dr Simon Hart, Dr Michael Crooks||Respiratory Medicine|
|Hull||Prof Mike Lind||Oncology|
|Hull||Dr William Townend||Emergency Medicine|
|Hull||Dr David Hepburn, Dr Gabrielle Finn||Medical Education|
|Hull||Prof Thozhukat Sathyapalan||Diabetes and Endocrinology|
|Hull||Prof Sunil Bhandari||Renal Medicine|
|Hull||Prof Miriam Johnson||Palliative Medicine|
|Hull||Prof Joanne Reeve||General Practice|
|Hull||Dr Gavin Barlow||Infection|
|Hull||Prof Mahmoud Loubani||Cardiothoracic surgery|
|York||Prof Ian Watt||Primary Care|
|York||Prof Simon Gilbody||Mental Health|
PG Certificate Course in Health Research & Statistics
As part of Academic Foundation Training, trainees are required to enrol on the PG Certificate course in Heath Research & Statistics at the Department of Health Sciences, University of York.
This mandatory programme has been designed to meet the educational needs of this group and is offered on a part-time basis. The programme is worth sixty credits spread over two years, with some modules offered as distance learning modules and others as face-to-face teaching. Thirty credits are compulsory and the rest are optional.
Additionally, Dr Mona Kanaan, Senior Lecturer, has prepared two Powerpoint presentations: one giving an overview of the PG Certificate course and one specifically covering the Health Research Methods Module. Both can be found at the bottom of the page.
Feedback from this year's cohort has been very positive with an average of 90% agreeing or strongly agreeing that they were satisfied with the quality of the two modules that they have undertaken. Below are some of their comments on the two modules so far:
Health Research Methods, a distance learning module:
"Extremely informative lectures, covering extensive amounts of information and first principles."
"Topics were great as an intro – exactly what I’d want to cover for a good grounding in health research."
" I really enjoyed the lecture on RCTs, the Hawthorne effect and the importance of regression to the mean and randomisation."
"Very interesting lectures."
Health & Social Statistics I, a face-to-face module:
" Clearly explained concepts during lectures and practical application of these has been very useful to my learning. I have taken statistics courses previously but think that this module has significantly improved my understanding."
"The help received from staff – always very willing and eager to answer questions."
"Lecture followed by practical format. Detailed lecture notes beforehand to allow pre-reading and familiarisation with topic. Teaching style – interesting and enjoyable."
The PG Certificate in Health Research and Statistics is a mandatory part of the NYEC Academic Foundation Programme. Trainees who do not successfully complete the first year of the PG Certificate during FY1 will not progress to the second year and will be withdrawn from the Academic Foundation Programme.
Please note that Academic Medical Education trainees will not take this course and will instead be enrolled on the HYMS Postgraduate Certificate in Health Professions Education.