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Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Academic Clinical Fellow

Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) 

The objectives of ACF training are to:

  1. Provide a structured programme for fellows to obtain clinical competencies with opportunities for research.
  2. Equip trainees with the skills and background to secure a competitive clinical training fellowship for a higher degree.
  3. Provide teaching and mentorship.

Clinical experience

The ACFs will work on clinical firms similar to equivalent seniority trainees. They will have 25% time for academic training and research (a total of 9 months over the 3 year period). In addition, they attend a generic training programme in academic medicine.

Further details on ACFs available on the NIHR website

ACFs have access to an annual travel bursary of £1,000 per financial year (August to July). For details please see Bursaries.

ACFs are encouraged to obtain postgraduate qualifications in research skills. QMUL ACFs have access to funding towards the QMUL PGCert in Clinical Research. For more information please see Research Education Fund.

ACF posts have a maximum duration of three years, or four years for GPs. During this time, alongside clinical training, ACFs will be able to develop their academic skills and be supported in preparing an application for a research training fellowship (to undertake a higher research degree). Success in these applications is defined as the endpoint of an ACF. The uptake of a fellowship, either immediately, or at a later date is considered to be a successful ACF outcome.

ACF Vacancies

Do you want to be an Academic Clinical Fellow at Queen Mary? Please check back here for ACF positions open for applications.

Please note that Oriel log in is required to apply. 

Queen Mary and Barts Health Programme Successes

Academic Clinical Fellows 


Selected Prizes 

Emergency Medicine

Young Investigator Award, Royal College of Emergency Medicine 

General Practice

Society for Primary Care Early Career Researcher Prize

Fellowship to Health Select Committee, House of Commons 2017

Membership of UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health


RCPath Speciality Medal

Epidemiology & Public Health 

Brooke Bursary, Royal Society of Medicine


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