Information for Current Trainees

Information for Current Trainees

The Clinical Academic Training Programme (CATP) at Queen’s is managed by the CATP Board, which comprises members of the University, NIMDTA and the HSC Belfast Trust.  Trainees and medical students are also represented on the Board.  The student representatives are noted below and trainees are encouraged to inform them of issues they would wish to raise:

Sandra McAllister

Michael Moran

Nathan Cantley

Clinical Academic Trainee Board meetings in 2012/13 are scheduled for:

29 November 2012 and

11 June 2013.

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All trainees are attached to an academic supervisor.  Information on the various pathways are: 

ACL and ACF Guide

AF2 Trainee Guide

AF2 Supervisor Guide


All new trainees normally meet with the Mentor of the Programme at the commencement of the QUB programme.  Dates will be arranged with new trainees.

Assessment and Appraisal

The Management Structure of the CATP is with Queen’s, NIMDTA and the Belfast HSC Trust.

AF2 trainees and their supervisor complete an assessment at the end of the 4 month placement.

ACF and ACL trainees complete one ARCP which reports to the annual interview at NIMDTA, which will have a QUB staff member on this Panel. 

ACL/ACF Assessment and Appraisal


AF2 Assessment Form

Tutorial Programme

A tutorial programme is available for trainees at ACL, ACF, PhD, MD level.

The current programme for 2012/13 is available here.

Seminar Programmes

Each Research Centre also runs a Seminar Programme, which is open to all trainees to attend – these are available on Centre websites:

Centre for Cancer Research & Cell Biology

Centre for Vision and Vascular Science

Centre for Infection and Immunity 

Centre for Medical Education

Centre for Public Health

Funding for travel

Funds of small grants for travel and conferences are available from School Scholarships.  Application forms are available on the School intranet site and should be submitted one week before the advertised meetings of the School’s Scholarships Sub-Committee.

Prizes & Publications

The CATP Board would wish to be informed of any prizes or publications you achieve.  Therefore please report these to CATP Administrator ( as appropriate or at least twice per year (December / May).

External Links and Reference Documents