Clinical Academic Training Programmes
Clinical Academic Training at Cambridge offers exciting and challenging opportunities to pursue an academic career alongside clinical training.
There are 3 key pathways:
The Academic Foundation Programme (AFP)
The AFP is a two-year programme, which enables trainees to undertake one 4-month rotation as protected research time during FY2.
The Academic Clinical Fellowship Programme (ACF)
The ACF is a three- year programme, which provides specialist trainees with 25% protected research time in a variety of specialties. The majority of ACF posts are offered at CT1 and CT2 and include guaranteed run-through but there are also specialties that recruit to ST3 or ST4.
Clinical Lecturerships (CL, formerly known as ACL)
CLs are four-years long and allow specialist trainees to undertake 50% clinical activities and 50% protected research time. These posts are open to specialist trainees who have completed a PhD or equivalent and show outstanding potential for continuing a career in academic medicine.
For enquiries, please contact the relevant administrator in the Clinical Academic Training Office. Contact details are available on the Enquiries page, which can be accessed from the left-hand navigation.