The Clinical Academic Training Programmes here at Cambridge offer Clinical Trainees exciting and challenging opportunities to pursue an academic career alongside their clinical training.
The three key programmes are outlined below. The links will take you to further information and if there is anything else the team can help with, please contact us.
At Foundation level, the Academic Foundation Programme (AFP) offers posts in a two-year programme, which enable trainees to take one 4-month rotation as protected research time during FY2.
At Specialist Training stage, the three-year Academic Clinical Fellowship Programme (ACF) is available. This gives trainees 25% protected research time in a variety of specialties. The majority of ACF posts are offered at CT1/2 and offer guaranteed run-through but there are specialties that recruit to ST3 or ST4.
Finally, Academic Clinical Lecturer (CL) posts allow for 50% clinical activities and 50% research time. These posts are of four-year duration and are open to specialist trainees who have completed a research doctorate or equivalent and show outstanding potential for continuing a career in academic medicine.
In addition to the core programmes, we are always looking at ways to improve support for trainees and enhance their time in Cambridge. Examples of this include development of mentoring schemes and Bar Scientifica events.
Specific details on each programme can be found via the sub-menu under Clinical Academic Programmes. If you have any other questions or queries, please contact Michelle Nash from our Clinical Academic Programmes team.