Clinical Academic Roles

Clinical academic pharmacy combines a clinical role with a research role, bringing together the advantages of both roles. 

You will work in a traditional clinical setting, e.g. hospital or community pharmacy, developing your clinical skills, and will be undertaking research at the same time. Your research will usually contribute to your day to day practice and will have an impact on patient care.

There are many paths that can be taken to establishing a clinical academic career, one of which is the HEE/NIHR Clinical Academic Programme for non-medical professionals (ICAP) which has recently become available in England. There is not currently an equivalent scheme in Scotland or Wales. 

Funding awards will usually cover your salary, fees and expenses incurred whilst you are training and conducting your research.