Momentum growing for clinical academic training

1 Dec 2014

Members from AMACDT attended a summit in November to progress the development of integrated training pathways for clinical academics. The summit was hosted by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand in collaboration with the AMACDT and The Royal Australasian College of Physicians. The summit drew on best practice from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and explored earlier work done by the Medical Deans and AMACDT to discuss how to build and sustain the next generation of clinical academics in Australia and New Zealand.

“The day sparked dynamic discussions, with much positive momentum developed for further work on academic pathways at all levels of medical education. We are hopeful that this will lead to outcomes beyond simply discussion and agreeing about a known problem.” Dr James Churchill said.

AMA Position Statement on Clinical academic pathways in medicine – 2013
UK Academic Foundation programmes
Creating and Sustaining the Next Generation of the Clinical Academic Workforce