Academic Training

Training Pathway.

The NIHR Integrated Academic Training pathway was created following the Walport Report, chaired by the Director of the Wellcome Trust, Dr Mark Walport.  It was published by the United Kingdom Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) in 2005.  This created a new career pathway designed to safeguard the workforce planning and continued development of world-leading academic clinicians.

The full report is available to view:


Clinical academics on the Integrated Academic Training pathway undertake ongoing clinical specialty training in the same way as Specialty Training Registrars (STRs) under the Modernising Medical Careers/Gold Guide pathway, or Specialist Registrars (SpRs) under the Orange Guide, but receive funded, protected time to undertake academic training and research project hosted by their University Medical School.  The graphic below shows the Integrated Academic Training Pathway in a visual form.

Integrated Academic Training Pathway

Resources / Links / Contacts

The Integrated Academic Training Pathway is funded and regulated by the National Institute of Health Research Trainees Coordinating Centre.  Further information regarding the management of the scheme is available.


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