I would say being an Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) at the Primary Care Unit (PCU) both enhanced and complemented my GP training. I was supported by expert colleagues who nurtured my research interests and trusted me to manage my clinical and academic responsibilities. Whilst an ACF at the PCU I took advantage of the opportunity to complete the University of Cambridge’s MPhil in Primary Care Research. This course allowed me to establish a sound grounding in epidemiology and research methods and gain valuable research experience. Golnessa Masson.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Cambridge as an Academic Clinical Fellow at the PCU. I rapidly integrated into a great, supportive research team, whilst also completing my GP training. The department supported me so much – inspiring me to learn about research methods, to write for publication, and also to complete an MPhil in Clinical Science. I will always appreciate the great mentors I’ve met during my time in Cambridge – who have inspired and encouraged me to be a clinical academic. Shobhana Nagraj