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“All we know is still infinitely less than all that remains unknown”
William Harvey


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...

Professor Alastair Buchan

Head of Medical Sciences Division

On a career as a clinical academic.

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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

Careers events for clinical doctoral students

Oxford doctoral students are invited to find out about clinical academic careers in a two-event series organised by OUCAGS.   The events are a chance ... [read more]

Two awards in latest round of OUCAGS Clinical Lecturer Carers Scheme

The OUCAGS funding scheme to support Clinical Lecturers with caring responsibilities aims to assist the career progression of Clinical Lecturers by enabling those with caring ... [read more]

ACF Recruitment 2015

ACF recruitment will start on Monday 13 October 2014. More details under ' How to Apply '. The following posts are available to start in ... [read more]

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]

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]

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