Clinical Academic Careers Programmes

Autumn 2018 applications for the Clinical Academic Internship Programme and Masters to Doctorate Bridging Programme have now closed. For further information please contact the team at

The Clinical Academic Programmes support the national agenda to increase the capability of non-medical professionals to contribute to the improvement of patient outcomes and innovations in healthcare.

Individuals undertaking these programmes will start to develop the skills and knowledge required to undertake their own clinical research and progress along the clinical academic career pathway.

Birmingham Health Partners delivers two programmes:

Clinical Academic Internship Programme (CAIP)

The CAIP provides individuals with an introduction to research, enabling them to explore their own area of interest. It will prepare individuals to apply for the Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (HEE/NIHR – see links below), a Masters in Research, or help them to identify the next step in their career development.

Download application form

Masters to Doctorate Bridging Programme (MDBP)

The MDBP is designed to bridge the gap for individuals with Masters-level qualifications who aspire to doctoral level study and to progress along the clinical academic career pathway.

Download application form

New – read the latest evaluation report covering the CAIP and MDBP courses, featuring participant feedback and analysis. Download the PDF – West Mids Clinical Academic Careers Programmes Evaluation Report Oct 2018
Applications for the Post-Doctoral Fellowship have now closed
For more information please email:

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Post-Doctoral Fellowship is a new programme designed to bridge the gap between doctoral level study and applying for a Clinical Lectureship, enabling individuals with a doctorate to progress in their clinical academic career.

West Midlands Post-Doctoral Fellowship Flyer 2018-19

Download application form

**Please note that the Post-Doctoral Fellowship interviews are scheduled for the 15th May

The above programmes are funded by Health Education England (HEE) in the West Midlands (HEE-WM) and are designed to link into the HEE/National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme for Non-medical Healthcare Professionals.

Please refer to the following links for further information:

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