The 2006 Buttimer Report on postgraduate medical education and training gave a commitment to develop a clinician scientist programme for Ireland to fund the knowledge economy and develop medicine through research and innovation. While programmes have been developed by both the Health Research Board (HRB) and Molecular Medicine Ireland, the recently announced Wellcome – HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training Programme is a game changer.
Dr Conall Dennedy of NUI Galway, Co-investigator, Wellcome-HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training Programme, will discuss why medics should consider the new all-Ireland programme, which will support the intake of eight postgraduate trainee doctors a year for a five-year period – 40 in total – providing fully integrated clinical and research training up to consultant level. The programme will be open to applications this autumn for an intake beginning in July 2017.
In particular, Dr Dennedy - Consultant Endocrinologist at Galway University Hospital and Senior Lecturer in Therapeutics at NUI, Galway - will address: