Balancing clinical and academic time

A selection of webinars and other resources to help you to manage the demands of a dual career.

Managing Dual Careers webinar 

View recordings of a two-part webinar hosted by the University of London Careers Group. Part one focuses on how interactions with different colleagues in different contexts can impact on your career success both as a clinician and an academic and balancing the demands of both environments. Part two focuses on academic output, publications and career management skills.

Career mentoring

The BRC Clinical Academic Career Mentoring Scheme supports early-career female clinical researchers at key career transition points. In addition to the academic and educational support provided through your supervisory team, there are a number of other sources of support available:

  • ICR Student committee provides peer support, please contact Clinical Research Fellow reps: Andrea Biondo, Sabrina Talukdar, Mabs Ahmed and Saira Khaliqu
  • The Careers Group - University of London offers impartial, expert careers coaching, contact [email protected] for details
  • ICR Research Support Unit can support you in identifying and applying for funding – find contacts on iSpace

Professional bodies such as AACR, EACR, BACR, the Biochemical Society offer careers support and professional networks. The Academy of Medical Sciences is an independent external body that also provides support, training and resources for clinical researchers in the UK.

We run workshops and webinars throughout the year on how to be an effective mentee. 

Review of experiences of early career clinical academics 

A cross-funder review exploring the experiences of early career clinical academics across the UK was published in December 2015. The review details the experiences of over 400 clinicians who applied for clinical research training fellowships or clinical scientist fellowships from the MRC, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, the National Institute for Health Research or the Wellcome Trust, and explores how past fellowship applicants had become interested in research, the career pathways they have pursued, and their experiences of enablers and barriers to progression as a clinical academic.