Programme Director: Professor Edwin Chilvers
The Programme: An Academic Clinical Lectureship (ACL) offers the opportunity to spend 50% protected time on academic research. The remaining 50% will be in clinical training, during which time clinical competencies must be met. An Academic Clinical Lectureship is funded for up to 4 years. Trainees must hold a PhD when appointed. Most trainees obtain their CCT during their Lectureship.
Academic Clinical Lectureships are part of the NIHR’s Integrated Academic Training Pathway. Each year, a number of NIHR funded posts are allocated to us. Additional posts can be established by individual departments.
Additional support is available to all ACF and ACL trainees in the form of an annual training bursary of £1,000 which can be used against academic courses and conferences.
In Cambridge, academic opportunity is positively supported by Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP) and Health Education East of England (HEEofE), known as the LETB. Our priority has been to establish programmes only in areas where we can guarantee world-class research training in combination with exceptional clinical training.
Protected research time is guaranteed by individually named clinical and academic programme leads and monitored closely by CATO. However, the ACL programme is not restrictive in how research time is delivered. This means the patterns vary to suit the individual department and ACL. Similarly, we do not restrict ACLs to local projects and actively encourage trainees to visit other labs nationally and internationally, where appropriate.
Our ACLs have successfully in obtained Wellcome Trust Fellowships/AMS Starter Grants, with 37 awarded to date. A significant number of our ACL alumni have gone on to gain Clinician-Scientist posts, Intermediate/Senior Fellowships and University Lectureships.
We mustn’t forget that Cambridge and its surrounding area has much to offer to those living and working in it.
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