Clinical Academic Training

Academic Foundation Programme

What is an Academic Foundation Programme trainee?

Academic Foundation posts are two year training posts that include a dedicated 4 month research placement (in year 2) that allows the trainee to start developing research skills while continuing foundation training.

Academic Foundation posts provide an ideal platform from which to apply for an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) and the University of Leicester Academic Foundation programme has a strong track record in supporting its trainees successfully attain ACFs across a wide range of medical specialties both locally and nationally.

For further information please refer to the Academic Foundation Programme in the East Midlands.

Training in Leicester

Here at the University of Leicester we are linked to the LNR Foundation School.

We allow our Academic Foundation trainees to select their preferred research supervisor and research project from an approved list of Academic Foundation trainee projects that span all the clinical specialities. Each research supervisor has been selected because of their commitment to provide a high quality and supportive four month research placement.

Hosting an Academic Foundation trainee

If you would be interested in hosting an AF trainee, please complete get in touch with us.

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