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Academic Clinical Fellows

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Health Education East of England - Cambridge (1 post)

The Health Education East of England, in collaboration with the Primary Care Unit, University of Cambridge, will jointly offer an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow post to start in August 2014.  Academic training within the post is fully integrated into the highly regarded Cambridge GPST Programme with an academic strand maintained across the whole four-year period tailored to the post-holder's needs. The Academic Clinical Fellow will be on one of the rotations on the Cambridge GPST for the four years of their training. During this time they will spend 6 months in clinical and academic general practice, followed by 12 - 18 months in hospital posts. They will then spend a further 18 months with 50% of their time in the academic environment and the remainder in general practice and 6 months in full time general practice.

Strong candidates with an interest in primary care research are encouraged to apply.  Successful applicants will be encouraged to complete the University of Cambridge MPhil in Primary Care Research, or equivalent degree, and will receive individually tailored academic mentoring and supervision in order to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in research methods and medical education.  The academic programme will also include practical experience of research through an apprenticeship to an existing research team and opportunities to conduct and publish well defined personal research projects with a view to developing an application for a doctoral training fellowship.  Clinical training will focus on the generalist clinical knowledge base and special skills in the area of research interest.

Further information

Further information about the University department can be found at http://www.medschl.cam.ac.uk/gppcru

Specific enquiries about the Cambridge scheme can be addressed to

Dr Juliet Usher-Smith This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The person specification for entry is common to all Deaneries. All applications must be made via the National Recruitment Office for General Practice Training website  www.gprecruitment.org.uk by completing both the standard GP training application and the additional academic training form. Those making an unsuccessful application for academic training will still be considered for a standard GP specialty training programme and a number of Deaneries also offer options other than the NIHR Fellowships for academic development.

Selection process and Interview dates

The date for  academic interviews for the NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship is still to be confirmed. You will be notified by e-mail whether you have been short-listed for an academic interview.  If shortlisted, candidates are advised to communicate with Dr Juliet Usher-Smith This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for informal chat. After the academic interview, a provisional offer of a Fellowship to the successful candidate will be made, subject to passing the remaining stages of the clinical selection process. Candidates who do not receive a provisional offer of a Fellowship as a result of their interview may be invited to a "clearing" interview for a Fellowship in another Deanery.

The academic interview will also assess suitability for clinical training, and clinical training posts will be provisionally reserved for applicants recommended for a Fellowship. However all applicants interviewed for academic posts (whether recommended for fellowships or not) will also be asked to subsequently attend a Selection Centre for clinical placement at their allocated Deanery. Even if you have been offered an academic place it is conditional upon your being assessed as fit for clinical training.

See Calendar for key dates relating to recruitment for August 2013.  (http://www.gprecruitment.org.uk/calendar.html)

External Links:

•  The national GP recruitment site http://www.gprecruitment.org.uk 

•  The E of E  Deanery http://www.eoedeanery.nhs.uk/medical/page.php?area_id=63

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 November 2013 14:28