We asked Dr. Rory Anderson about his time as the 2021-2022 TERN Fellow
and here is what he had to say about his experience…
Did you receive a piece of advice that stood out to you while you were a TERN?
Be open and enthusiastic – the world of research is so broad that there really is something to suit all interests! I have found such an interesting mix of projects during my TERN Fellow year and developed so many skills as a result.
Tell us about a positive experience you had.
One recent really exciting experience was being part of an investigators meeting as part of preparing for EUSEM’s Syncope in European Emergency Departments (SEED study, coming in September!). The meeting was attended by medical researchers from right across Europe and it was great to feel part of a collaboration of people from right across Europe.
Would you recommend other junior doctors to apply for the fellowship?
Definitely! To have the chance to develop so many skills and also to play a big role in projects which have the potential to influence our practice in the future has been amazing, and I have only had these opportunities thanks to the TERN Fellowship.
What projects did you have a hand in?
I have been PI on SHED looking at subarachnoid haemorrhage and SEED-UK looking at e-scooter injuries. I am also associate PI on CoSTED and co-PI for the TETRIS study. I have also written for the EMJ and for RCEM Learning. The next big one is the SEED syncope study for which I am the UK Chief Investigator. Such a busy but exciting year!
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