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Clinical Academic Training & Careers Hub (CATCH)

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The Clinical Academic Training Forum (CATF) has launched a new website to promote the role of clinical academics and support health professionals beginning their clinical academic journey. CATCH, the Clinical Academic Training & Careers Hub, aims to be a one stop shop for information on academic careers.

A scoping exercise led by CATF concluded that there was no resource available that contained all relevant information for clinical academic trainees in a single site and that there was a paucity of information for trainees from other clinical backgrounds such as dentistry and nursing. CATCH hopes to remedy this and help early career researchers and any health professional interested in academia navigate what is often perceived as a complicated career path.

The purpose of this site is to:

  • Showcase and promote the wide variety of exciting career options in clinical academia across a range of healthcare disciplines
  • Provide practical advice on clinical academic career options across all four nations of the UK
  • Highlight inspiring clinical academics at a variety of career stages to help build aspirations
  • Build links between clinical practice and academia

The information on this website is intended to be introductory rather than exhaustive. CATCH aims to answer many of the broader questions around clinical academic careers; what they are, who they are for, and how you might take the first steps toward a clinical academic career of your own.

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