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This highly prestigious internship programme is seen as the first step for healthcare professionals interested in developing a clinical academic career.

About the Scheme

The fully funded internships provide the opportunity for healthcare professionals to spend 30 days in a research environment learning more about what is involved in health research and a further 8 days taking part in an educational programme.

The internships are open to registered Health Professionals working in the NHS in England and aim to:

  • increase understanding of what it means to be involved in clinical academic research
  • develop research skills and expertise
  • enhance ability to become a research champion within a clinical setting
  • inform decisions about progressing further in a clinical academic career

More information on the scheme is available on the HEE website Clinical-academic-training-programme.

 

The NHS R&D North West team have successfully supervised 3 chohorts of the internship programme;

2016/2017

A total of 27 candidates were give the opportunity to take part in cohort 3 of the HEE/NIHR ICA Internship Programme in 2016.  The 6 month programme began in September 2016 with a 2 day residential in Bolton and ended in February 2017 when all 27 interns cam together again in Newcastle.

2015/2016 

Following an initial recruitment of 15 candidates, additional funding was released to the programme giving this unique internship opportunity to 25 candidates. Following a series of interviews in September, 25 successful candidates were awarded the prestigious HEE/NIHR Clinical Academic Research Internship. The 2015/16 programme which formally began  in January 2016 and ran over 6 months.

2014/2015 

Interviews for candidates were conducted in December 2014 and 15 internships were awarded. The candidates then embarked on the training programme which ran over 6 months from  January to July 2015.

Read more on the previous 2014-15 Internship Programme and view some Internship Programme Testimonies

2014-2015 Cohort of Interns

2014-2015 Cohort of Interns

Word cloud generated by interns

Word cloud generated by interns

  • HEE Integrated Clinical Academic Programme Internships 2014/15
  • HEE Integrated Clinical Academic Programme Internships – Testimonies
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