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Wales Clinical Academic Track

The Wales Clinical Academic Track (WCAT) fellowship programme was launched in August 2009. The primary aim of the scheme is to equip clinical academic trainees with the range of knowledge and skills required to compete as independent investigators in the modern area of translational research. It is anticipated that fellows of this scheme will make successful applications for prestigious Clinician Scientist Fellowships from major funders including the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council.

WCAT fellowships are run-through clinical fellowship training positions in Academic Medicine & Dentistry. They are a collaboration between HEIW and the major universities in Wales (Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea) in association with and receiving ring-fenced funding from Welsh Government.

Each WCAT Fellowship provides training from entry through to CCT and includes a salary funded 3-year PhD Training Fellowship and a period of clinical training with protected academic time (0.2 WTE) in the clinical training years. 

All recruitment to the WCAT fellowship programme is conducted through Oriel, for any recruitment queries please contact them at heiw.recruitment@wales.nhs.uk. Their Academic careers leaflet can also be viewed here

To discuss options please contact the Head of the School of Medical Sciences Prof. Dean Williams, who is also a member of the panel.