We support three opportunities through the NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Training Programme:
Specialist Foundation Programme
The Specialist Foundation Programme (SFP) gives foundation doctors the opportunity to develop research, teaching and leadership/management skills. Foundation doctors following an SFP have dedicated time set aside for academic activities, the nature of which will depend on the SFP.
During Academic FY, doctors are expected to study the PGCert Health Research and Statistics at the University of York in order to gain a solid grounding in the quantitative methods used in health, medical and social sciences research.
Those on a medical education track would be expected to study the PGCert in Health Professions Education at Hull York Medical School in order to gain the skills and knowledge to deliver exceptional teaching, assessment, course design and educational research.
Academic posts are in specialties including cardiology, respiratory medicine, oncology, medical education, surgery, psychiatry, general practice, and palliative medicine. Trainees spend four months in an academic specialty placement in FY2.
How to apply
SFP posts are advertised on the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery website.
Academic Clinical Fellowship
NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACFs) allow medical trainees to undertake 25% research and 75% clinical training over 3 years (4 years for general practice) and are aimed at those who, at the early stages of their specialty training, show outstanding potential for a career in academic medicine.
During the post, alongside clinical training, ACFs will be able to develop their academic skills and are supported to prepare an application for a Research Training Fellowship or a place on an educational programme (leading to a higher degree).
Academic posts locally are in a range of specialties including cardiology, respiratory medicine, oncology, adult and child and adolescent psychiatry, surgery, palliative medicine, renal medicine, anaesthetics, infectious diseases, medical microbiology and general practice.
How to apply
ACF posts are advertised on the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery website.
Clinical Lecturerships (CLs) are awarded for up to four years to specialty trainees who have completed an MD or PhD and are still at least a year prior to completing their training (CCT).
CLs spend 50% of their time undertaking research and 50% continuing with specialist clinical training.
How to apply
Clinical Lecturer posts are advertised on the University of Hull jobs page and the University of York jobs page. Applications are made via the universites.