“The benefits of clinical academic training are twofold: 1) the available resources will enable one to expedite their research contributing to their professional development, and 2) research during the academic placement, and the contacts made during the process, will help one to pursue further training, e.g. in the form of higher degrees, or foster future research opportunities that would help with career progression in academia”Dr Binay Gurung, Specialised Foundation Programme (academic) in Surgery
What is clinical academic training?
Clinical academic training enables doctors to pursue an academic career alongside clinical practice. This is achieved by setting aside a protected proportion of time for doctors to focus on research or educational projects – giving them the chance to directly improve clinical practice within their speciality, the end result being they will become qualified and trained in both medicine and science.
Why should you consider becoming a clinical academic trainee?
- Opportunity to work in a variety of different environments
- Academically stimulating
- Collaboration opportunities
- Conduct and disseminate original scientific research to benefit patients
- Chance to make a real difference to patient care
You can discover more about clinical academia via the ‘Clinical Academics Training & Careers Hub’
Why the University of Cambridge?
The clinical academic positions we offer are based in the various specialised Departments within the School of Clinical Medicine which have some of the very best research facilities within the U.K. In the recent Research Excellence Framework results, 87% of the University of Cambridge submissions were rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, with the School of Clinical Medicine ranking highest out of all other institutions at the University. You will also be based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus which is known for its groundbreaking health care community.
Discover our different clinical academic pathways here.