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OUCAGS is looking for expressions of interest from PRINICIPAL INVESTIGATORS iN THE MEDICAL SCIENCES 

Please read on if you are an Oxford Principal Investigator and would like the opportunity to:

  • host one or more Academic Specialised Foundation Programme (ASFP) doctors, and
  • act as their academic supervisor.

The Oxford ASFP is a two-year programme across Foundation Years 1 and 2 (FY1 and FY2), although some doctors may join our standalone ASFP at FY2. Our programme focuses on developing research skills and provides an opportunity for ASFP doctors to explore their enthusiasm for academic medicine by undertaking suitable research projects whilst still meeting clinical competencies. The programme structure is as follows:

  • In FY1, the majority of ASFP doctors have weekly academic day-release during one 4-month rotation. Many use this time to identify a project of interest and an academic supervisor.
  • In FY2, most ASFP doctors have a 4-month research block during which they carry out their research project. This is protected academic time (there is no clinical training).  A few have academic day-release during two 4-month rotations and this is instead of a single 4-month academic block.

Examples of Oxford ASFP doctors' profiles and projects can be found on the OUCAGS website and include those with a 4-month research block in FY2 and those with academic day-release.

How to register your interest

Please complete our short expression-of-interest form to register your interest and indicate briefly one or more possible project areas that an ASFP doctor might work on.

The information you give will be circulated amongst OUCAGS Academic Leads and shared with ASFP doctors to support them in identifying a suitable research project. Projects posted now will be shared with (i) SFP doctors entering FY2 this August, but who haven't identified a research project yet and (ii) incoming SFP doctors entering  FY1 this August, but for whom their main actdemic time will be during FY2 (August 2024-25) 

 

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