Academic Track Interns 2021-2022

The Academic Track Programme was designed in 2017 to give Interns the opportunity to undertake a three month project in clinical research, medical education or healthcare leadership and management. 

There are 24 academic track posts nationally across the six intern networks in Ireland: Dublin Mid-Leinster (UCD), Dublin North-East (RCSI), Dublin South-East (TCD), Mid-West (UL), South (UCC) and West North-West (NUIG) approved by the Irish Medical Council.

UCD Academic Track Programme is delivered in conjunction with the Intern Network Executive, their affiliated Medical Schools and the National Doctors Training & Planning programme (HSE).

UCD Academic Track posts are a combination of clinical rotations with a three -month protected Academic Track rotation. Applicants to the programme can choose a research project in the areas of clinical research, medical education or healthcare leadership and management.

 

Diary Date

To support you throughout your Academic Track programme, Prof Peter Doran, VP, Research, Innovation & Impact, UCD College of Health & Agricultural Science will deliver a follow-up to the recent UCD Clinical Trials Master Class webinar on Weds 17th Nov @ 5 pm

Zoom Link https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/j/69923693460

 

DML/UCD Academic Track Internship, 2021/ 22 
NEWS

UCD Clinical Trials Masterclass 25th April 2021

The UCD Clinical Trials Masterclass open to all Academic Track interns nationally was held on Saturday, 25 September 2021 at the Catherine McAuley Education & Research Centre, Nelson Street, Dublin 7.  This Masterclass was facilitated by the UCD Intern Network in conjunction with the UCD Clinical Research Centre supporting the UCD Academic Track Intern Programme and included Academic Track interns from across the six intern networks in Ireland who attended this event as they embarked upon their Academic Track Programme which commenced on July 5th, 2021. 

 

Topics and Speakers included:

  • Generating Knowledge by Professor Peter Doran, Director, UCD Clinical Research Centre, Director, Taught Graduate Programme in Clinical Research, UCD School of Medicine, Director of Research, SVUH
  • Drug Discovery and Development by Dr Deborah Wallace, Clinical Research Tutor, UCD Clinical Research Centre
  • Pre-clinical Development by Dr Deborah Wallace, Clinical Research Tutor, UCD Clinical Research Centre
  • Clinical Trials Principles by Professor Peter Doran, Director, UCD Clinical Research Centre, Director, Taught Graduate Programme in Clinical Research, UCD School of Medicine, Director of Research, SVUH
  • Randomisation & Blinding by Dr Marie Galligan, Clinical Research Tutor, UCD Clinical Research Centre
  • Statistical Considerations- Hypothesis Testing, Power, Sample Size & Randomisation/ Blinding by Dr Marie Galligan, Clinical Research Tutor, UCD Clinical Research Centre
  • Designing Trials by Dr Deborah Wallace, Clinical Research Tutor, UCD Clinical Research Centre
  • Trial Designs by Professor Peter Doran, Director, UCD Clinical Research Centre, Director, Taught Graduate Programme in Clinical Research, UCD School of Medicine, Director of Research, SVUH

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L-R: UCD Academic Track Interns

Dr Michael Curran, Dr Mervyn Huston, Dr Jake McDonnell & Dr Sorcha Lynch


UCD Intern Network - Academic Track Interns 2021 – 2022


Dr Michael Curran
Project title: ‘Bilateral Hallux Arthrodesis: An Investigation of Functional and Surgical Outcomes’
Academic Track Project Supervisor: Professor Stephen Kearns, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Galway University Hospital


Dr Sorcha Lynch
Project title: 

Academic Track Project Supervisor:


Dr Mervyn Huston
Project title: “Malignant transformation of Oral Leukoplakia; a retrospective review”
Academic Track Project Supervisor: Dr Claire Healy, Consultant /Associate Professor in Oral Medicine, Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College Dublin


Dr Jake McDonnell
Project title: “Radiological Risk Factors for Recurrent Lumbar Disc Herniation in Patients with Cauda Equina Syndrome”
Academic Track Project Supervisor: Professor Joseph Butler, Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, MMUH

 

For more on what their journey will look like, please view Experiences of the Academic Track 2017-2020 video

 

Please see below Intern post details for Academic Track Interns commencing in July 2022 

 

Mater UH Medicine Academic
Mater UH Medicine Gastroenterology
Mater UH Medicine Medicine for the Elderly
Mater UH Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery

 

Mater UH Medicine Gastroenterology
Mater UH Medicine Academic
Mater UH Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery
Mater UH Medicine Medicine for the Elderly

 

 

Mater UH Medicine Medicine for the Elderly
Mater UH Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery
Mater UH Medicine Gastroenterology
Mater UH Medicine Academic

 

 

Mater UH Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery
Mater UH Medicine Medicine for the Elderly
Mater UH Medicine Academic
Mater UH Medicine Gastroenterology

 

For further information, please see Application Process for Medical Intern Posts in Ireland

 

Supporting Academic Track Interns

The UCD Intern Network supports Academic Track Intern Posts with:

  • UCD Academic Track Intern Induction
  • UCD Medicine Clinical Trials Master Class
  • Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Intern Study Day
  • UCD Intern Network Careers Day
  • Training Bursary