Academic Clinical Fellowships are designed to provide dedicated time to undertake research in one of The University of Nottingham School of Medicine’s leading research groups. They offer25% protected time for academic training and research. This is integrated with the 75% of the post spent in clinical training.
Trainees utilise the research strengths of the school’s leading researchers to explore an area of importance in translational medicine or patient care.
Academic clinical fellows can expect to achieve research skills and academic competencies laid out in the Academy of Medical Sciences Guidance in addition to the clinical competencies laid out in their Royal College’s clinical curriculum.
Each speciality in the Clinical Academic Training Programme has an academic programme director who works with the trainee to identify both research opportunities and their research supervisor and on integrating clinical training and research during the posts.
In addition, the speciality’s clinical training programme director provides guidance on clinical posts and attachments and each trainee has a clinical educational supervisor who assists with acquisition of clinical competencies.
Additional, transferable academic skills such as research methodologies, data analysis, oral presentation skills, research governance, and teaching are key to all academics. Training in these skills is provided in the University’s N-Trans course. Clinical academic trainees can access the modules on this course throughout their posts and can choose to put these towards a master degree.