Clinical Academic Training
What is a Clinical Academic?
A Clinical Academic is a clinician who also wants to include an element of research, teaching or healthcare management in their role with the aim of improving clinical practice within their speciality.
Health Education England has created pathways to help aspiring Clinical Academics in their future clinical academic career.
NIHR Clinical Academic Training Scheme
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Integrated Academic Training Programme, originally instituted in 2006, provides a pathway for the training of prospective clinical academics that is compatible with specialist training requirements. Its aim is to enable a given individual the pathway for a genuine trainee in research the pathway up to a Certificate of Completion of Training may take up to 10 years.
The scheme falls into three phases over 10 years:
- Academic Clinical Fellowship - three years (GPs have four years)
- Out-of-programme fellowship to obtain a higher degree
- Clinical Lectureship - up to four years
For more information about the scheme visit the NIHR website.
Leicester NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Training Programme Awareness Session presentations
- 'What is an Academic Trainee' presentation (June 2016)
- Clinical Academic Training through the year' presentation (June 2016)
- 'Supervisors' Responsibilities' presentation (June 2016)
Supervising a Trainee
If you would like to become a supervisor for an Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) or Clinical Lecturer (ACL), please contact the Director of Clinical Academic Training, Professor Matt Bown (email@example.com).