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Dr. Aidan Culhane

Biography

Professor Aidan Culhane
MB, FRCGP, MICGP, FFSEM,DCH, D.Obst,
FP Cert, Dip.Sports Med.(Lond) Dip. Clinical Teaching (NUIG)

Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor

Professor Aidan Culhane has been teaching at the University of Limerick - School of Medicine since its foundation in 2007. He was one of the first problem based tutors in the UL - School of Medicine and continues in that role. He is also the module lead for the Early Patient Contact Programme for the UL - School of Medicine and a general practice tutor for Year 3 students. He was actively involved in setting up the UL - School of Medicine, Ireland's only, Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) and continues to be involved in its evolution.

Professor Culhane is a member of The UL General Practice Education Working Group, The UL General Practice and Public Health Research Group and the UL Education, Research and Writing Group. His research interests include Quality Assurance of LICs', the contribution of Early Patient Contact programmes to medical school curricula, Professional identity formation of medical students on Early Patient Contact Programmes and LICs'. He is involved in researching Benzodiazepine prescribing by health care professionals to patients with Intellectual Disability and researching Vit D levels in patients with intellectual disability. He is also currently researching how the elderly have coped during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Professor Culhane is a general practitioner, a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Member of the Irish college of General Practitioners. He has worked in rural, inner city, academic, group and single- handed general practice in four different countries across three different continents. He qualified from UCC in Cork in 1982. He did his formal general practice training in the UK in the Cleveland General Practice training scheme, then work in London for two years, firstly as an emergency medical officer in St Bartholomew's Hospital then at The London Hospital studying Sports Medicine. Professor Culhane is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports Medicine RCSI and in 2004 he was medical officer to the Irish Olympic Team at the Athens Olympics. Professor Culhane then worked in the middle east for two years. Following this he worked in Australia where he was a rural teaching fellow in rural general practice at the University of Western Australia which included working with the Royal Flying Doctor Service where he was trained in ACLS and ATLS. In 1992 Professor Culhane returned to Ireland and took up a position as Lecturer in General Practice in the medical school at the RCSI.


Professor Culhane is a principle GP in practice in Castleconnell, County Limerick and a trainer in general practice with the mid-western vocational training scheme for general practice. He is also medical officer to over 200 patients with intellectual disability with the Daughters of Charity services for intellectual disability

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

Development and sustainment of professional relationships within longitudinal integrated clerkships in general practice (LICs): a narrative review.
O'Doherty J, Hyde S, O'Connor R, Brown MEL, Hayes P, Niranjan V, Culhane A, O'Dwyer P, O'Donnell P, Glynn L, O'Regan A.
(2021) Development and sustainment of professional relationships within longitudinal integrated clerkships in general practice (LICs): a narrative review.
In Irish Journal Of Medical Science;
DOI: 10.1007/s11845-021-02525-2

2021

Medical students and clinical placements - a qualitative study of the continuum of professional identity formation.
O'Doherty D, Culhane A, O'Doherty J, Harney S, Glynn L, McKeague H, Kelly D.
(2021) Medical students and clinical placements - a qualitative study of the continuum of professional identity formation.
In Education For Primary Care;
DOI: 10.1080/14739879.2021.1879684

2020

The University of Limerick Education and Research Network for General Practice (ULEARN-GP): practice characteristics and general practitioner perspectives
O'Regan A, Hayes P, O'Connor R, Casey M, O'Dwyer P, Culhane A, O'Donnell P, Stack G, Cuddihy J, O'Connell B, O'Flynn J, Cullen W, O'Doherty J, O'Connell M, Glynn L.
(2020) The University of Limerick Education and Research Network for General Practice (ULEARN-GP): practice characteristics and general practitioner perspectives
In Bmc Family Practice;
DOI: 10.1186/s12875-020-1100-y
[ULIR]

2020

Career destinations of graduates from a medical school with an 18-week longitudinal integrated clerkship in general practice: a survey of alumni 6 to 8 years after graduation
Glynn LG, O'Regan A, Casey M, Hayes P, O'Callaghan M, O'Dwyer P, Culhane A, Cuddihy J, O'Connell B, Stack G, O'Flynn G, O'Donnell P, O'Connor R, McKeague H, McGrath D.
(2020) Career destinations of graduates from a medical school with an 18-week longitudinal integrated clerkship in general practice: a survey of alumni 6 to 8 years after graduation
In Irish Journal Of Medical Science;
DOI: 10.1007/s11845-020-02260-0
[ULIR]

2013

Integrating postgraduate and undergraduate general practice education: Qualitative study
O'Regan A, Culhane A, Dunne C, Griffin M, McGrath D, Meagher D, O'Dwyer P, Cullen W.
(2013) Integrating postgraduate and undergraduate general practice education: Qualitative study
In Education For Primary Care;
DOI: 10.1080/14739879.2013.11494166

2013

Towards Vertical Integration in General Practice Education: Literature Review and Discussion Paper.
O'Regan, A., Culhane, A., McGrath, D., O'Dwyer, P., Meagher, D., Dunne, C., Cullen, W.
(2013) Towards Vertical Integration in General Practice Education: Literature Review and Discussion Paper.
In Irish Journal Of Medical Science;
DOI: 10.1007/s11845-012-0893-7

2003

Helicobacter Pylori eradication therapy: getting research into practice
McDonnell R, O'Morain C, Boland M, Culhane A, Johnson Z, Johnson H, Murray F, Doyle D. Helicobacter Pylori eradication therapy: getting research into practice
(2003) Helicobacter Pylori eradication therapy: getting research into practice
In Irish Medical Journal;

1996

Guidelines for the management of Helicobacter pylori-related upper gastrointestinal diseases. Irish Helicobacter Pylori Study Group.
Buckley M;Culhane A;Drumm B;Keane C;Moran AP;O'Connor HJ;Collins J;Kelleher D;McAvinchey D;Sloan J;O'Morain C;
(1996) Guidelines for the management of Helicobacter pylori-related upper gastrointestinal diseases. Irish Helicobacter Pylori Study Group.
In Irish journal of medical science;

1995

Keeping up to date--a challenge for teaching practices
O'Mahony B, Culhane A, Rouse JM, Ryan F, Shannon W.
(1995) Keeping up to date--a challenge for teaching practices
In Irish Medical Journal;

1993

The contribution of the undergraduate rural attachment to the learning of basic practical and emergency procedural skills
Culhane A, Kamien M, Ward A.
(1993) The contribution of the undergraduate rural attachment to the learning of basic practical and emergency procedural skills
In The Medical journal of Australia;
DOI: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.1993.tb137964.x

Other Journals

2012

The Medical School and Irish General Practice – The Enduring Partnership Continues
Cullen W, Burns C, Culhane A, Davoren P, Fahey C
(2012) The Medical School and Irish General Practice – The Enduring Partnership Continues
In Forum;

1995

How soon should medical students interact with patients.
Culhane A, Shannon W.
(1995) How soon should medical students interact with patients.
In Journal of the Irish College of Physicians and Surgeons;

1995

Uncovering The Truth Behind The News
Culhane A.
(1995) Uncovering The Truth Behind The News
In Forum;

1994

Editor: Special Symposium on Sports Medicine - 'The Team Doctor'
Culhane A.
(1994) Editor: Special Symposium on Sports Medicine - 'The Team Doctor'
In Irish Doctor ;

1994

The Medical and Emergency Care of Spectators at Major Sports Fixtures
Culhane A, Hooper ACB.
(1994) The Medical and Emergency Care of Spectators at Major Sports Fixtures
In Irish Doctor ;

Conference Publications

2019

BJGP Research Meeting
Aidan Culhane, Patrick O'Dwyer, Andrew O'Regan and Liam Glynn
(2019) BJGP Research Meeting

Conference Contributions

2019

RCGP Annual Research Conference
Culhane A.
(2019) RCGP Annual Research Conference
Ireland

2018

INMED
Culhane A.
(2018) INMED
Cork

2017

Health Research Symposium
Culhane A.
(2017) Health Research Symposium
University Hospital Limerick

2014

AUDGPI
O'Sullivan C, Culhane A.
(2014) AUDGPI
Cork

2014

AUDGPI
Hennelly SJ, MacFarlane A, Hannigan A, Culhane A, Klimas J, McGrath D, Dunne C, Cullen W.
(2014) AUDGPI
Cork

2014

AUDGPI
Hennelly SJ, MacFarlane A, Hannigan A, Culhane A, Klimas J, McGrath D, Dunne C, Cullen W.
(2014) AUDGPI
Cork

2013

AUDGPI
Culhane A.
(2013) AUDGPI
Limerick

2013

AUDGPI
McMahon M, Cullen W, Culhane A.
(2013) AUDGPI
Limerick

2012

RCGP and SAPC Conference
Culhane A.
(2012) RCGP and SAPC Conference
Glasgow

2012

INMED RCPI
Culhane A.
(2012) INMED RCPI
Dublin

1998

WONCA
Whelan H, O'Morain M, Culhane A, McNamara D, O'Morain C.
(1998) WONCA
Dublin

1998

WONCA
Culhane A, Boland M, Johnson Z.
(1998) WONCA
Dublin

Articles

1994

An online solution to clinical problems
Culhane A, O'Mahoney B
(1994) An online solution to clinical problems