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Applications for 2021 GP Academic Clinical Fellow posts now open

7 October 2020

The Centre for Academic Primary Care has a successful GP Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) training programme. Two or three posts are funded by both National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Severn Postgraduate Medical Education (Severn PGME) each year. Applications are now open for ACF posts commencing in August 2021.

The ACF programme provides a joint clinical and academic training programme for those wishing to pursue a career in academic general practice. It is aimed at trainee GPs and applications will be accepted from those who wish to start at ST1, ST2 or ST3.

The objectives of the programme are to provide basic training in research methods, experience of conducting research and support for making an application for an externally funded PhD programme.

ACFs have an academic supervisor in the Centre for Academic Primary Care for the whole of their four years, who will help them develop their research interests, as well as an educational supervisor in a local practice. ACFs can choose to focus on either research or medical education.

Professor Debbie Sharp, programme director, said: “The GP ACF programme in Bristol is well established and has attracted the most able clinical academic trainees in recent years many of who are now in PhD programmes or have already become academic clinical lecturers. Feedback from those who have been on the training programme is that it has made a significant contribution to career success and has been an enjoyable and rewarding experience.”

How to apply

For more information and how to apply, see Academic GP training.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 4 November 2020.


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