Clinical training opportunities in infectious diseases

Edinburgh offers a huge range of potential opportunities for clinicians to get involved in research.  

Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track

The Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track (ECAT) website provides a lot of very useful information for trainee clinicians, detailing different programmes and schemes that can be followed.

NHS Research Scotland

NHS Research Scotland (NRS) is a partnership involving Scottish NHS Boards and the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of the Scottish Government. The overarching aim of NRS is to ensure that NHSScotland provides the best environment to support clinical research.  The CSO provides NRS funding to the NHS to support this aim. 

Postgraduate study in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

There are a number of master courses available for clinicians at the University of Edinburgh.  Of specific relevance to infectious diseases trainees are:

Further information about postgraduate study in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh can be found at

Principal Investigators active in Infectious Diseases clinical research

For information about Principal Investigators who are active in infectious diseases, and who may be able to host a clinical researcher, please see the Members pages of the Edinburgh Infectious Diseases website.

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