Evaluating the usefulness and utility of a webinar as a platform to educate students on a UK clinical academic programme

Background The Academic Foundation Programme (AFP) is the first step of the UK’s national integrated clinical academic pathway; however, the application process can be unclear. We evaluated webinars as a teaching medium to enhance knowledge and confidence of prospective applicants.

Effect of a national focused course on academic medicine on UK candidates applying for a Clinical Academic Programme

Background Academic medicine is crucial for healthcare advancement. However, recruitment of junior doctors into academia remains an area of concern globally. In the UK, a national integrated clinical academic pathway was developed to address these issues, with the Academic Foundation Programme as the ‘first opportunity for research’. We aimed to evaluate whether a focused course on academic medicine could enhance knowledge, confidence and preparedness of candidates wishing to apply for an academic programme.