Combining a career in research and clinical practice - West Midlands Clinical Academic Careers Programmes launched


Posted on 2 March 2017 (Permalink)

Are you a midwife, nurse, allied health professional, pharmacist or health scientist considering a clinical academic career? Would you like to gain experience of the academic world while gaining exposure to the research environment? Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) is offering two programmes for health professionals who wish to combine a career in research and clinical practice.

A supervisor will be allocated to you who is experienced in supporting masters and PhD level study. You will have access to the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham education facilities. The programmes are provided at no cost to you – a single-payment grant will be provided to your employer. 

Clinical Academic Internship Programme (CAIP)

This 30-day programme over six months is designed for health professionals who aspire to undertake academic research at masters level. This is the first step onto the Health Education England (HEE)/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme for non-medical healthcare professionals. The programme allows interns to:

  • Develop skills in the design and delivery of research
  • Undertake a research placement
  • Undertake an optional masters module in research.

Masters to Doctorate Bridging Programme (MDBP)

This 30-day programme over nine months bridges the gap between masters-level and PhD level study to allow progress along the HEE/NIHR pathway. It enables participants to analyse their learning needs and develop skills in research and leadership.

The closing date for applications is Friday 7 April at 4pm. To find out more, go to the BHP website, email CAIP@uhb.nhs.uk or call 0121 371 8162.