In a new video, academics explain how academic education and training for clinicians can benefit patients and develop future medical leaders.

Educating and training the next generation of medical leaders is one of the aims of Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC).  This is a partnership between Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust which aims to improve patient outcomes by harnessing scientific discoveries and translating them as quickly as possible into new diagnostics, devices and therapies, in the NHS and beyond.

In the new video, Dr Nicholas Medjeral-Thomas, Lecturer in Nephrology at Imperial College London, explains how his clinical academic fellowship, which combines research work with clinical practice, has helped him progress in his career.

Matthew Pickering, Professor of Rheumatology at Imperial College London, supervises students who are undertaking clinical academic training.  He describes how research training helps clinicians to develop a different approach to looking at and treating diseases.

Clinical academic training activities provided by the AHSC are overseen by the Clinical Academic Training Office (CATO).

More information on research and education opportunities can be found on CATO’s website