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Clinical Academic Training

UCL Clinical Academic Training (UCAT) is an internationally leading centre for the training of the brightest and most promising clinical academic researchers at all stages of their careers.

From Academic Foundation posts through to NIHR Academic Clinical Fellows, Clinical Research Training and Clinician Scientist Fellowships plus NIHR Clinical Lecturers, UCL supports excellence at all levels of medical, nursing and allied health professional careers.

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Academic Foundation Programme (AFP)

UCL hosts the Academic Foundation Programme from the North Central and East London Foundation School. 

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Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACFs)

Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACFs) are part of the NIHR Integrated Academic Training (IAT) Programme.

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Academic Clinical Lectureships (CLs)

Academic Clinical Lectureships (CLs) are part of the NIHR Integrated Academic Training (IAT) Programme.

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Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Programme @ UCL

UCL hosts a Wellcome Trust funded PhD programme for clinicians. Find out more about the programme @ UCL.

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Clinical Research Training Fellowships (CRTFs)

CRTF is a grant for clinicians to undertake 'Out Of Programme Research' leading to a PhD.

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Clinician Scientist Fellowships (CSF)

A grant held by clinician with a PhD to undertake full-time postdoctoral 'Out Of Programme Research'.