Academic Clinical Fellows (ACF)
Academic Clinical Fellows (ACFs) are part of the Integrated Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) programme established to provide a clear route for doctors and dentists interested in an academic career. ACFs have 25% protected academic time to allow them to develop their academic research skills alongside their clinical training over a period of 3 or 4 years.
ACFs are funded through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) who outline a number of subjects that must be covered as part of the NIHR academic training programme.
- Creativity and Ethics
- Equality and Diversity
- Getting the Most out of Research Conferences
- Grants and Fellowship Writing
- Handling Difficult Conversations and Influencing with Integrity
- Personal effectiveness and Time Management
- Profile Management
- Reviewing Papers and Grants
- Teaching Introduction
- Teaching Tool Kit
- Public Engagement
Further information about the ACF training is available from the ICAT website.