National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) person specification

Person specification and entry criteria for National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) 2023 recruitment.

Applicants with MB/PhDs or other relevant higher degrees are eligible for the scheme.

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Eligibility

Essential

  • Evidence of achievement of medical Foundation competences.

Desirable

  • Evidence of commitment to the specialty.

  • Intercalated honours for BSc and/or additional qualifications e.g. MSc etc.

  • Distinction or honours during MBBS programme.

  • Completion of Academic Foundation Programme or equivalent.

When is this evaluated?i

  • Application form

 

i ‘When evaluated’ is indicative, but may be carried out at any time throughout the selection process.

Knowledge and achievements

Essential

  • Demonstration of acquisition of the level of knowledge and skills necessary for the completion of F2.

  • Demonstration of, understanding of, and commitment to, an academic career.

Desirable

  • Demonstration of good general knowledge / broad interest in science and academic medicine.
  • Prizes or distinctions.
  • Presentation of work at a national or international meeting.
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • Additional degree or MSc in relevant subject area.
  • Research experience.
  • Demonstration of knowledge of the clinical academic career pathway.

When is this evaluated?

  • Application form
  • Selection centre
Education and personal aspects

Essential

  • Demonstration of understanding and commitment to academic career.

  • Support of an academic referee for this application.

Desirable

  • Demonstration of educational reasons for applying for this Academic Clinical Fellowship programme.

  • Demonstration of personal reasons for applying for this Academic Clinical Fellowship programme.

When is this evaluated?

  • Application form
  • Selection centre
Communication skills

Essential

  • As for standard person specification criteria.

Desirable

  • Evidence of team working skills.
  • Evidence of leadership potential.
  • Evidence through scientific publications and presentations.

When is this evaluated?

  • Application form
  • Selection centre