Our Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) is an innovative, optional year-long clinical placement opportunity that allows around 16 students to be immersed in the whole patient journey; following the same patients over time in varied clinical settings, as they navigate different aspects of their care.
The LIC is delivered as part of our dedicated Academy of Primary Care, which provides a range of research-led opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge, including independent research projects, mentorship with academic GPs, dedicated master classes and seminars, and access to specialist conferences.
This continuity in patient interaction allows you to become involved in the entire patient journey and build long-term rapport with patients and clinicians, to the benefit of both yourself and patients alike. You will be actively encouraged to follow the patient journey into the hospital and be able to compare the primary and secondary care experience.
The LIC placement is based in and around Northallerton in North Yorkshire, with additional scheduled secondary care placement time in Middlesbrough.
You will be primarily based in a GP surgery and become part of a multidisciplinary team, developing teamwork skills crucial to being a doctor. This experience enhances your clinical learning and understanding of other roles within each healthcare team. Regardless of your final career goals, the skills that you learn will stand you in good stead across all aspects of healthcare.