This new 1 PA/week post will provide leadership to the School of Clinical Medicine’s work on admissions and improved access to all Cambridge medicine courses. The Clinical School does not directly process nor manage admissions to the standard medicine course: the colleges are responsible for admissions, and admissions to medicine are via the Medical Sciences Tripos (managed by the School of Biological Sciences). This is different to the Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine, where colleges manage admissions in conjunction with the Clinical School.

However, the Clinical School is ultimately responsible for the graduation (and the final three years of the course) of the medical students. We therefore have an important role in shaping the strategy around admissions. We are therefore creating this new Access and Admissions lead post to bring together work done on admissions and widening participation, within the Clinical School. This is especially important given the University and Clinical School’s increasing focus on widening participation, exemplified in the Pre-Medicine Certificate.

The postholder will work with the Colleges, the Cambridge Admissions Office and the Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine to shape admissions and selection strategy, improve medical input into widening participation work and train interviewers in selecting medical students.

The role is based in the Clinical School in Cambridge and attracts 1 PA of funding. It will be offered on a secondment basis, to an individual employed by an NHS Trust or GP.

Practice within the region where Cambridge sends our students for hospital placements. Candidates who are employed by a different organisation or who are self-employed should contact the Clinical School to discuss the feasibility of other options for appointment.

All candidates for the post should hold full GMC registration and a license to practice.

The postholder will report to the Clinical Dean. For further information, interested candidates should contact Prof Paul Wilkinson, Clinical Dean, on .

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

This appointment requires an Honorary Clinical Contract.

The post is offered to candidates only on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Closing Date: 23 November 2022

Interview Date: TBC

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