Academic Recruitment Academic Clinical Fellowship

Academic Recruitment in Health Education England – Wessex

Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACFs)

In Association with Southampton Clinical Academic Training Scheme (SoCATS) Wessex offers several Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) opportunity’s each year.

For more information on the ACF programme or Posts available please visit – SoCATS

The duration of an ACF will be for a maximum of 3 years or 4 years in General Practice. During this time the trainee combines clinical specialty or core training with academic training which is geared to competing for a training fellowship.

When trainees successfully obtain a fellowship, they normally spend 3 years outside of their clinical programme in Out of Programme Research (OOPR) working towards the completion of an MD or PhD (or equivalent).

On completion of a training fellowship, they will return to the clinical programme and at an appropriate point may competitively apply for a Clinical Lectureship provided that appropriate academic and clinical competences have been obtained or continue in clinical training.

Academic Recruitment 2023- 2024

Timetable – Round 1 2023- 2024
Applications openFriday 7 October 2022
Applications closeWednesday 2 November 2022
Interview windowMonday 5 December 2022 to Friday 13 January 2023
Initial offers released fromThursday 19 January 2023
Hold deadlineThursday 26 January 2023

Round 2 Re-Advert Timetable is available on the main recruitment page.

Posts available are listed below – To apply for any of the roles please visit the Oriel Recruitment System.

Post 1 – Otolaryngology
Post 2 – Paediatrics  or  Paediatrics Surgery

Post 3 – General Practice

Post 4 – Dermatology or Public Health

NIHR Competition Posts

Post 1  – Therapeutics or Clinical Pharmacology Ophthalmology or Infectious Diseases

Post 2 – Mental Health Child and Adolescent Psychiatry or Diabetes and Endocrinology

Post 3 –  Dementia Geriatric Medicine or Old Age Psychiatry

Post 4 –  Multimorbidity at any Age Rehabilitation Medicine or Rheumatology

Post 5  – Platform Science and Bioinformatics Clinical Genetics or Histopathology

Post 6 – Acute Care Anaesthetics or Intensive Care Medicine

Please note for each post there are up to two clinical specialties that you are able to apply, but only 1 ACF post is available.

Applicants applying for NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships who require clinical benchmarking will be required to complete and submit both an academic application form and the associated clinical application form for the specialty in which they will require clinical benchmarking.

If shortlisted, academic applicants will be required to attend an integrated academic interview, consisting of both academic and clinical questions and assessors.  Those who are considered appointable at the academic interview, who do not hold an NTN or DRN in the specialty, will be invited to attend a clinical interview in the same specialty, at the same training level, providing they have also completed the associated clinical application form.  Any academic offers made will be conditional upon meeting the appoint ability threshold at the clinical interview.

Please see Specialty training guidance here and the FAQ’s below for more information.

Academic Interviews this year will be an online virtual interview. A Microsoft Teams link will be sent by email a minimum of 1 working day prior to interview. Shortlisted applicants will be requested to email in ID Documents prior to interview, then show virtually on the day of interview.