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“There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance”


Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School

Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School (OUCAGS) was founded in partnership with the Oxford Deanery and the then NHS South Central to promote and advance clinical academic careers. Oxford’s world-leading biomedical and clinical research environment offers outstanding opportunities to combine comprehensive clinical, academic and research training for those with the ambition and motivation to shape the future of medicine. Find out more...

What is Clinical Academic Medicine and why is it important?

A career in Clinical Academic Medicine combines research and teaching in parallel with clinical duties. Whilst continuing to deliver patient care, Clinical Academics perform, publish and disseminate their research, and teach ... Find out more...

The clinical and academic training environment in Oxford

The NHS Trusts and the University have been engaged in a wide-ranging capital building programme to ensure state-of-the-art facilities for research and patient care. The vision to foster healthcare innovation..... Find out more...

Transforming Health Research video

National Institute for Health Research

This seven-minute film focuses on the impact of the NIHR on health research in this country.

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Featured Project

Neural correlates of chronic pain in chronic pancreatitis

How can patients with chronic pancreatitis be more effectively treated in order to decrease the impact of their disease on everyday life? [read more]

other featured projects

Introduction to medical research: essential skills for Foundation Doctors launched

All Oxford Foundation School doctors are invited to attend a new, free health research skills course. The 'Introduction to Medical Research: Essential Skills' course provides ... [read more]

Careers event for clinical doctoral students

Doctoral students are invited to find out about clinical academic careers on 15th September. This event is open to all clinical training fellows across Oxford ... [read more]

OUCAGS initiates study of the career plans of clinical DPhil students

Clinical DPhil students will, at the end of their programme, be highly-qualified clinicians who can make an unparalleled contribution to the future of medicine. However, ... [read more]

OUCAGS receives Teaching Excellence Award

OUCAGS has been awarded a Teaching Excellence Award 2012 by the Medical Sciences Division of the University of Oxford. Prof David Paterson, Associate Head of ... [read more]

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