What is Integrated Clinical Academic Training (ICAT)?
ICAT is a programme of training and support, designed for clinicians undertaking academic careers. It provides undergraduate opportunities and postgraduate professional career pathways in both medicine and dentistry.
Why choose the University of Liverpool?
Through the ICAT programme, we aspire to develop the next generation of leading medical academics. It is the partnership between University of Liverpool and Health Education England and is jointly managed by representatives of both organisations.
The University provides a nurturing, active learning environment and supports each ICAT trainee through developing personal research skills and professional and educational practice. ICAT training is also underpinned by individualised career mentorship and academic supervision.
Within the University, we deliver world-class research in areas such as cancer, drug safety and infectious diseases for children and adults. ICAT trainees work at the forefront of these studies and conduct their own research within our state-of-the-art facilities.
What does ICAT offer?
Alongside training and mentorship, ICAT provides regular trainee forums and an innovative programme of events and tailored networking opportunities.
ICAT provides a range of pathways suitable for trainees at different stages in their careers:
- Academic Foundation Programme Years 1&2
- Academic Clinical Fellowships
- Clinical Research Fellowships leading to PhD
- Academic Clinical Lectureship posts
- Clinician Scientist Posts and National Clinician Scientist Awards Posts
The University of Liverpool, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (FoHLS) delivers ICAT in partnership with Health Education England the NHS and the NIHR to provide best value delivery of joint initiatives and projects for clinical trainees. Dr. Jane Mamelok is the Postgraduate Dean at Health Education England and is the Responsible Officer for Revalidation.