Academic Clinical Fellowships in South Yorkshire

Sheffield has hosted Academic Clinical Fellowships in over 35 specialties. The specialties offered at ACF level vary each year but have recently included:

Features of the Sheffield programme:

  • All trainees can enrol on modules of the MSc in Clinical Research or take a selection of courses appropriate to their needs.
  • All trainees have a bursary of £1000 a year to attend conferences and meetings specific to their research project area.
  • Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber holds an Academic Presentation Day each year at which all trainees have the opportunity to present posters or give talks.
  • The Clinical Academic Programme holds an Awayday each year on a subject relevant to clinical academics. The programme, together with the Clinical Academic Society, also holds an annual Gala Dinner.
  • The Medical School provides a Fellowship Coaching Scheme to help trainees prepare for their fellowship applications. This includes advice on applications and a mock interview geared to the style of the particular application being made.
  • There is an active Clinical Academic Society which holds events and organises peer mentoring for trainees.
  • Clinical Academic trainees have access to an on-line Portal which is used to improve communication with all trainees and record details of meetings and outputs.

The traineemedicine2s have formed a Clinical Academic Society to assist with career development, communication between trainees, and organise social events.

Sheffield has a well-established Clinical Academic Mentoring Programme; recognising that clinical trainees have their own specific career development needs, this links trainees with mentors who are Clinical Academics themselves and who can help trainees with their research plans and help them balance the competing aspects of their lives and careers. A peer mentoring programme, where more senior clinical academics mentor those a stage below, is being piloted by the Society.

For further information or assistance, please contact Lynsey Grieveson l.grieveson@sheffield.ac.uk or Rosemary Badcoe r.badcoe@sheffield.ac.uk.

All posts are applied for through the Health Education Yorkshire and Humber site, where an up to date list of available posts can be found.