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Research Elective Bursary Scheme for Medical Students - Deadline: 4th September 2017

Research Elective Bursary Scheme for Medical Students - Deadline: 4th September 2017

Funding

The OUCAGS Research Elective Bursary is a competitive award for Oxford medical students wishing to undertake a research project during either their first or second elective period with a view to a longer-term career in biomedical research.

Introduction to Medical Research: Essential Skills Course - autumn dates announced

Introduction to Medical Research: Essential Skills Course - autumn dates announced

Events

Our ‘Introduction to Medical Research: Essential Skills’ course provides an overview of key steps and common methods in medical research and its publication.

Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with adverse brain outcomes, finds Dr Topiwala, OUCAGS Clinical Lecturer

Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with adverse brain outcomes, finds Dr Topiwala, OUCAGS Clinical Lecturer

General

Moderate drinking has no protective effect on the brain and is in fact associated with brain decline. Such is the finding of the Oxford-UCL study led by Dr Anya Topiwala, OUCAGS Clinical Lecturer.

Clinical research career development fellowships, deadline: 26th June

Clinical research career development fellowships, deadline: 26th June

Funding Jobs

Up to 12 months of funding is available to eligible doctors who wish to undertake translational research projects to progress to the next stage of their research career.

15 medical students receive OUCAGS funding for research electives

15 medical students receive OUCAGS funding for research electives

Funding

The OUCAGS Research Elective Bursary is a competitive award for Oxford medical students. Its 2016-17 scheme has made 15 awards to students wishing to undertake a research project during either their first or second elective period.

Registration open: Careers event for clinical doctoral students, 6th March

Registration open: Careers event for clinical doctoral students, 6th March

Events

Oxford DPhil students are invited to find out about clinical academic careers in ‘Developing a clinical academic career: experiences from the front-line’. This event is being organised by OUCAGS and will take place on Monday, 6th March 2017, in the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Clinical Research Training Fellowships in Oncology, Deadline: 9th December

Clinical Research Training Fellowships in Oncology, Deadline: 9th December

Funding Jobs

The CRUK Oxford Major Centre has a cohort of 8 fellowships to award this year to support high-priority research and develop future clinical academic leaders.

ACF Posts Recruitment 2017

ACF Posts Recruitment 2017

Jobs

Academic Recruitment for 2017 has commenced for the Oxford Deanery as part of Health Education Thames Valley

NIHR Doctoral Training Camp prize for OUCAGS ACF alumnus

NIHR Doctoral Training Camp prize for OUCAGS ACF alumnus

Awards

The 7th NIHR Infrastructure Doctoral Research Training Camp, in July, saw Dr Gurdeep Mannu, a former OUCAGS ACF in General Surgery, lead the group who won the prize for best overall research-programme grant application.

Bench to Bedside - Research in Clinical Practice Conference 2016: 3rd November

Bench to Bedside - Research in Clinical Practice Conference 2016: 3rd November

Events

OUCAGS is hosting the annual Research in Clinical Practice (RiCP) conference, on Thursday, 3rd November, from 6 p.m., in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Women in Science: Oxford’s new site to support women developing academic careers

Women in Science: Oxford’s new site to support women developing academic careers

General

Women in Science is Oxford University’s new site featuring women scientists who are developing academic careers. The site provides an opportunity for visitors to explore a broad range of personal career experiences, which are shared in video interviews by female scientists, including many clinical academics.

Outstanding New Researcher award for OUCAGS Clinical Lecturer

Outstanding New Researcher award for OUCAGS Clinical Lecturer

Awards

Dr Kamal Mahtani, GP Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford, is the winner of this year’s Yvonne Carter Award for outstanding new researcher. The award scheme is run by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to support the international work of promising primary-care researchers.

BMJ blog: OUCAGS Clinical Lecturer on effective mentoring and clinical academic careers

BMJ blog: OUCAGS Clinical Lecturer on effective mentoring and clinical academic careers

General

Dr Kamal Mahtani, GP Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford, discusses the importance of mentoring in clinical academic careers, and what makes for good mentors and receptive mentees.

OUCAGS in BMJ Letter of the Week about clinical academic careers

OUCAGS in BMJ Letter of the Week about clinical academic careers

General

OUCAGS’ most recent contribution to the debate about clinical academic careers was a rapid-response to BMJ article ‘It’s the duty of every doctor to get involved with research’. We argued that health and healthcare require sufficient numbers of doctors to actually take up clinical academic careers, rather than just being involved in research. The BMJ highlighted our contribution as Letter of the Week on 9th January.

UCL and University of Birmingham join OUCAGS in study of clinical doctoral careers

UCL and University of Birmingham join OUCAGS in study of clinical doctoral careers

General

UCL and the University of Birmingham will this year join OUCAGS in a census of clinical doctoral students. The aim is to find out about the students’ career plans, what influences them, and how clinical academic careers may be facilitated.

ACF Posts Recruitment 2016

ACF Posts Recruitment 2016

Jobs

Academic Recruitment for 2016 will commence in autumn 2015 for the Oxford Deanery as part of Health Education Thames Valley

OUCAGS awards career-development funds to 7 clinical lecturers

OUCAGS awards career-development funds to 7 clinical lecturers

Funding

OUCAGS has awarded career-development support to assist 7 Oxford clinical lecturers on their path to independent research careers.

Ignobel prize for OUCAGS alumna’s appendicitis test

Ignobel prize for OUCAGS alumna’s appendicitis test

Awards

OUCAGS alumna Dr Helen Ashdown and colleagues were awarded the 2015 Ignobel prize for diagnostic medicine. The award was for establishing that asking patients about pain while going over speed bumps can help diagnose appendicitis.

Two awards in latest round of OUCAGS Clinical Lecturer Carers Scheme

Two awards in latest round of OUCAGS Clinical Lecturer Carers Scheme

Funding

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 responsibilities to better balance their careers with those responsibilities.