Academic Training In Psychiatry

The West Midlands Postgraduate School of Psychiatry is very pleased to be recruiting to three Academic Clinical Fellowship posts to commence in August 2015.

These posts will be attached to Birmingham, Keele  and  Warwick Universities.

ACF posts provide both  academic and core clinical training.  Each University will work in conjunction with the local core training tutor  to support the trainees through the programme.  Trainees will rotate alongside other core psychiatry trainees and at the end of the three-year programme the successful trainee will have passed College membership exams and completed all of the core competencies. Using a mixture of day release and blocks of training, 25% of the trainees’ time is spent in academic training at the end of which a successful trainee will be ready to apply for a Ph.D fellowship.

These posts are recognised by the NIHR and are an important step for trainees wishing to pursue an academic career either as a full-time academic or as a consultant with a special interest in academic psychiatry.

The posts will be advertised by Health Education West Midlands in the autumn of 2014.  Applicants will be at an early stage in their specialty training, often about to complete foundation training or perhaps in year one of core psychiatry training.

More information on academic clinical Fellowship posts can be found on the NIHR website

Each of the three universities have provided an outline of the posts, including the key contacts

Birmingham ACF Psychiatry 2015

Keele ACF Psychiatry 2015

Warwick ACF Psychiatry 2015