Academic Foundation Programmes
Academic Foundation Programmes provide foundation doctors with the opportunity to develop research, teaching and leadership/management skills in addition to the current basic competences outlined in the curriculum. They are intended to be beneficial to both trainees who plan to go into academic medicine, as well as those who choose a different medical career.
For details on the application process for the Academic Foundation Programme 2014, see the 'How To Apply' page in this section
The academic training path
The following diagram illustrates the academic training path from medical school to completion of training and beyond. Academic Clinical Fellowships are only offered in England and Northern Ireland but the other components of the pathway are available throughout the UK.