Integrated clinical academic training (ICAT)

Integrated Clinical Academic Training

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The aim of the ICAT programme, hosted by MAHSC, is to facilitate and support the academic development of both undergraduate and postgraduate clinical trainees who aspire to follow a clinical academic career path.

For Medical and Surgical trainees:

Please visit the ICAT website which provides information about the career opportunities, current vacancies and support available to medical and surgical trainees who wish to develop their clinical academic careers.

For dental trainees:

In partnership between the Dental School and the North Western Deanery and with funding from the NIHR, Academic Clinical Fellowships and Clinical Lectureship positions are available to dental trainees who wish to develop their clinical academic careers. Please contact Kevin O’Brien for further information.

For Nurses, Midwives, Social Care and Allied Health Professionals:

The School of Nursing,Midwifery & Social Work in association with Health Education North West and local NHS providers offers a Clinical Scholar Scheme to enable those who do not already have research qualifications to conduct small-scale improvement projects in their practice area.

The School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work has also secured funding from the NIHR to support 15 fully funded studentships annually for registered Nurses, Midwives and Allied

Health Professionals to be seconded from employment to undertake a Masters in Clinical Research.

In addition, MAHSC is currently developing ways to support research trained Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals to continue to develop as Clinical Researchers on return to their practice roles. Funding is available to support small-scale pilot projects to enable teams to develop research proposals that are aligned to the aims and objectives of the MAHSC domains. These developments were informed by the discussions at a meeting aimed at facilitating the development of Clinical Researchers held in January 2014. For further information please contact Gillian Wallis.

 


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