For clinicians we offer both laboratory-based PhD projects, often in translational science, and more clinically oriented projects leading to an MD or PhD. Specialities covered within the School’s portfolio include cardiology, cardiac surgery, clinical pharmacology, diabetes and metabolic medicine, stroke medicine and vascular surgery.
Projects are usually tailored to the individual and clinicians genuinely interested in pursuing research training and an academic career are advised first to contact the appropriate senior clinical Principal Investigator within the Division according to their specialty. High calibre individuals may also apply for one-year Clinical Training Fellowships awarded through various funders, which are advertised annually, e.g. the MRC and the BHF. These provide initial research training and the time to develop a research proposal for a full 3-year fellowship application.
Please note that if applying for an MD, students must already be registered with the GMC.