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Adam Ryder

Senior Lecturer & Module Leader for Adult Medicine

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 54 2208

Adam graduated as a Physician Associate in January 2012 following his Biomedical Science degree. He has subsequently spent four years working in Acute Intenal Medicine clinically, working in three different NHS Trusts thus far traversing the East and West Midlands. He currently holds the position of Lead Physician Associate at his Trust and is developing the role extensively.

In February of last year Adam was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester and lead on the General Interal Medicine module, this currently comprises two days of his working week.

Subsequent to his previous roles as student representative and National Student Rep for UKAPA, Adam has represented the profession in a wider sense speaking at many National and International conferences. Further to this, Adam has recenty become involved in developing Physician Associates at the Postgraduate level working with Health Education England.

Moreover, Adam is currently formally pursuing his interest in Medical Law and has started a LLM at Edinburgh Law School, with a view to further developing the PA role from a medicolegal/clinical governance perspective in the future.


BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
PgDiP Physician Associate studies

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

Medical simulation
Acute internal medicine
Medical Law
Clinical Skills

Post Graduate training

Research Interests

The Physician Associate profession in the UK:

  • Clinical supervision of Physician Associates
  • Workforce development
  • Developing internships and residencies for Physician Associates
  • Post-qualification education for Physician Associates
  • Physician Associate regulation.

Clinical Simulation in acute medicine
Clinical governance
Medical Law
Post Graduate training

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Member of the RCP Faculty of Physician Associates
Member of the Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register
Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS)
Post Graduate School of Medicine (PgSOM) Health Education West Midlands (HEWM)



Howie, N. Iwaszko, I. Ryder, A. and Garcia, D. (2016) Developing Physician Associate Educators of the Future. Unpublished conference poster presentation at The Inaugural Physician Associate Educators Summit, 14th 15th April 2016, Worcester, UK.

Ryder, A. Iwaszko, J. and Howie, N. (2016) Training Physician Associates: Which aspect of clinical learning does simulation best support? Unpublished conference poster presentation at AMEE 2016, 29th 31st August 2016, Barcelona, Spain.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

External Examiner for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Physician Associate Studies at University of Ulster