Clinical Academic Training Office

Research and education opportunities for clinicians

Welcome to the Clinical Academic Training Office (CATO)

Imperial College Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) offers a wide range of opportunities and support activities to enable clinicians (doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, allied health professionals and healthcare scientists) to become involved in research and education. Through a range of initiatives trainees and other healthcare professionals can complete their training whilst learning and carrying out research alongside internationally renowned clinicians and researchers.

The AHSC is a partnership between Imperial College London (ICL) and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT).  The purpose of the AHSC is to utilise excellence in research and education to transform health outcomes.

Clinical academic training activities at the Imperial AHSC are overseen by the Clinical Academic Training Office (CATO), and are managed on a daily basis by colleagues in ICL departments, clinical divisions and departments at ICHT and the North West Thames Foundation School.