Newcastle University works in partnership with Health Education England North East to offer a variety of posts that can offer medical and dental trainees a clear clinical academic career pathway with the highest quality training, supervision and support. Our partnership allows us to deliver a balance between research and clinical training that is tailored to an individual’s needs.
The posts we offer are:
Academic Foundation ProgrammeAcademic Foundation Programme
The Northern Deanery had the first academic foundation programme in the UK and currently has twelve posts (nine based in Newcastle and three in Teesside).
Academic Foundation posts are designed to provide generic research training, and the Newcastle model has three four month blocks for both Foundation 1 (F1) and Foundation 2 (F2) years with one four month block in each year as the academic period. The other blocks in F1 are medicine and surgery and in F2 these generally mirror the individual’s academic interests.
Individuals applying for an academic foundation post have a specific interview where foundation and academic issues are considered equally, they are supported by an Academic Foundation Mentor and both academic and clinical progress are assessed.
The way the Newcastle University / Northern Deanery Foundation School Academic Foundation Programme is organised and managed was recently featured at a UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO) Sharing Notable Practice conference. Download a copy of the Research Leaders of the Future, presentation slides (PDF: 190KB)
For further information please contact Dr Andy Gennery.
Academic Clinical FellowshipsAcademic Clinical Fellowships
Applications for round one of the Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) programmes were invited by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UK CRC) in 2005. Since then there have been two further rounds, with round two focussing upon specific clinical areas and round three mapping to the Biomedical Research Centres (of which Newcastle is the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre in Ageing and Chronic Disease).
Academic Clinical Fellowship's combine 25% academic training with 75% clinical training, these posts are now centrally funded and are specialty specific. The principal end point of these posts is that individuals will put together an externally funded fellowship leading to a higher degree (PhD/MD). The posts are currently competency based.
In Newcastle there are eighteen programmes in a variety of different disciplines.
For further information please contact Professor Sally Marshall
NIHR Clinical Lectureship ProgrammeNIHR Clinical Lectureship Programme
Deaneries have also had the opportunity to bid for NIHR Clinical Lecturership programmes. These programmes are aimed at speciality specific trainees who have completed a higher degree to enable them to complete specialist clinical training whilst also facilitating development of a post doctoral research career.
The posts combine 50% research and 50% clinical training and will allow individuals to develop their own research group. The hope is that they will also lead to an application for a senior fellowship.
In Newcastle there are NIHR Clinical Lectureship programmes in Ageing Specialities, Hepatology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Surgical Specialities, Dental Specialities, Public Health and Psychiatry.
For further information please contact Professor Sally Marshall.