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Being an Academic Clinical Fellow
This Scheme would suit any GP qualified to work in Wales who wants to enhance their professional quality of life while providing support to practices in some of the most deprived and rural areas of Wales.
It is a two year, fixed term contract. ACFs spend two days per week in clinical contact, and three days per week learning to teach and research.
The intended outcomes for each ACF are to have:
- Provided support for practices to develop patient care
- Learnt the principles and skills of medical research and gained a publication.
- Learnt to teach, while contributing to the delivery and development of undergraduate medical education, gained a qualification in Medical Education to at least certificate level, and become Members of the Academy of Medical Educators (AME) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
- Gained a post graduate qualification to Masters level.
This does not preclude an emphasis on a particular area of professional development and flexibility will be inherent in the approach.