Programme Director: Professor Andrew McCaskie
The Programme: A place on an Academic Foundation Programme offers the opportunity to spend protected time on academic research. At Cambridge, this will be one four-month rotation during FY2. The remaining five rotations will be clinical attachments, during which clinical competencies must be met.
An example of our Programme would be the 2015 intake of 21 trainees. We recruited to 3 posts each, in each of the following academic options: Neurosciences, Medicine, Neurocritical Care & Pain, Surgery and Choice A, B and C. 2015 ‘Choice’ trainees select an academic rotation in one of the following: Haematology, Medical Microbiology, Clinical Radiology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, TMAT and Oncology.
The Cambridge Academic Foundation Programme (AFP) is part of Health Education East of England’s East Anglian Foundation School.
The majority of trainees who complete their AFP at Cambridge continue on an academic pathway. Of those with a known destination, more than half went on to an ACF programme and in total 77% took an academic route.
The Programme is well supported in departments and being based on Cambridge Biomedical Campus, trainees have access to outstanding researchers and leading clinicians in their field.
We mustn’t forget that Cambridge and its surrounding area has much to offer for those living and working in it.
If you would like details on how to apply for our AFP, please click on Recruitment.
If you would like more information, please click here.
If you have any queries and you would like to speak with a member of the team, please click here for contact details.