Useful Links

The GW4 Clinical Academic Training Programme is funded by the WELLCOME TRUST.

Pre-PhD Research Opportunities


INSPIRE is a national initiative funded by the Wellcome Trust and coordinated by the the Academy of Medical Sciences to encourage medical, dental and veterinary undergraduate students to gain experience and understanding of research.
The links below will take you to the INSPIRE pages for each of the universities involved in the GW4-CAT Programme.


Clinical primers are aimed at medical, dental and veterinary graduates. They are designed to give outstanding early career clinicians the chance to experience a world-class research environment for the first time.


Launched in 2009 the Wales Clinical Academic Track (WCAT) fellowship programme aims to equip clinical academic trainees with a wide range of knowledge and skills required to become independent investigators in translational research.

Clinical Academic Training Careers Hub

Recently launch by the Medical Schools Council, the Clinical Academic Training Careers Hub (Catch), is an online resource aimed at providing a wealth of information on clinical academic careers, from career pathways to interviews with clinical academics. Use the link to access the website.

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