As a central information hub for Clincical PhD/MD(Res) fellows CATO complements the support provided already by each of the local Departments, Institutes, Centres and Research sections in the Imperial Faculty of Medicine. CATO provides a number of bespoke activities and resources, and highlights and directs fellows to additional support and resources provided by other Imperial College services and teams.  CATO works with Research Degree Managers and other administrative colleagues working in the local settings to communicate the support and opportunities available.

All activities and advice delivered by CATO are provided in addition to support and information provided by each department/location; and Clinical PhD Fellows should ensure that in the first instance they meet all relevant guidelines in their student handbooks, induction and other expectations in their local setting.