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Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers open for applications

We are pleased to announce that Round 19 of the Starter Grants scheme is now open to applications from clinicians in veterinary, human and dental medicine.  The Starter Grants scheme is open to Clinical Lecturers who are looking to develop and strengthen their research careers, by pr...

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Thank you to our mentoring supporters

Head of Programmes, Dr Rachel Macdonald, would like to thank all those who have been instrumental in supporting our Mentoring programme over the last fifteen years as we celebrate this ...

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Why does the Academy have a Mentoring programme?

Dr Susie Candy, Director of Biomedical Grants and Policy, reflects on the early days of mentoring. How did the Academy’s Mentoring programme first come about? When the Academy of Medical Sciences was formed in 1998, the number of clinical ...

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What are our mentoring catalysis workshops?

We aim to act as a catalyst for others to start their own mentoring programmes. The Academy is an advocate of the benefits of developmental mentoring and we are keen to share our knowledge and exper

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What does a good mentor look like?

Dr Susie Candy, Director of Biomedical Grants and Policy, on the key values that good mentors share. Every mentor is different but there are some key values that they share. First is the neutrality

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Developing a good mentoring relationship

To ensure you’re making the most of your mentoring sessions these top tips from Alexis Hutson, our mentoring skills workshop facilitator, will help build a solid foundation for the future. Identify a goal or area to change

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