Clinical academic careers

Find out why a clinical academic career might suit you and the types of clinical research programmes available.

Clinical research is a fast-growing career pathway for healthcare workers. 

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Clinical research provides evidence to inform clinical decisions, which is vital for ensuring the best possible care for patients.

Why should I consider a clinical academic career?

Types of clinical research programmes

When can I start?

This is usually an option for those with some clinical experience. However, it is possible to start an academic research career directly after registration. A first step could be an internship, designed to help you prepare for working in a research environment, or a Master's degree.

Find out more about Clinical Academic Medicine.

Find out more about research generally on the National Institute for Health Research website.

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