UK longitudinal integrated clerkships: where are we now?

Educ Prim Care. 2019 Sep;30(5):270-274. doi: 10.1080/14739879.2019.1653228. Epub 2019 Aug 21.


In this article, we discuss whether it is possible for UK institutions to influence the international longitudinal integrated clerkship (LIC) narrative, in the context of supplying future clinicians to a fragmented health service that is battling a General Practice recruitment crisis. Perhaps more importantly, we will discuss whether the 'LIC model' fits the UK undergraduate framework. We intend to present some emerging evidence of LICs in the UK, informed by a UK-wide survey and observations from a 2019 UK LIC think tank and then discuss whether the global CLIC definition applies to the UK context with possible ways forward.

Keywords: LIC; Longitudinal; UK; clerkship; integrated; survey.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Clerkship*
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate / methods
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate / organization & administration*
  • General Practitioners / education*
  • Humans
  • Students, Medical
  • United Kingdom