Clinical academics are the key link between research and medical practice. Developing your skills and confidence in research can make a real difference to patient care.
As a Clinician at Imperial, you can access the PFDC programme of support if:
- you are pursuing a clinical academic career post PhD
- you are a final year clinical PhD fellow actively pursuing a clinical academic career
The PFDC programme of support aims to enhance your skill set in research to help you progress in your clinical academic career. The programme of support includes:
- Pop ups
- Funder showcases
- Individual support – one to one support and mock interviews
- Online resources – including tip-sheets, videos, and wellbeing content
If you are eligible to access PFDC services and are not currently on our mailing list, please email Jenna Collinson, Centre Manager, who can add you to the distribution lists: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinical Academic Training Office
The PFDC and the Clinical Academic Training Office (CATO) work together to support clinicians developing their clinical academic careers. CATO is a dedicated, centralised multi-professional academic training hub and point of contact for advice on academic careers for the Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre. CATO supports a growing community of clinical academic researchers from medicine, nursing/AHPs/clinical scientists/pharmacists, and supports all Imperial clinicians undertaking PhDs.
CATO provides useful resources and information, supports specific fellowship programmes and runs a series of research conferences, careers sessions and masterclasses with 2 core themes: developing a research career and research skills.
Further details are on the CATO website.