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Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Training in CPT is defined in the specialty training curriculum, and is usually combined with training as a general physician. The required competencies build on core training including acute medicine level 1, achieved in specialty training years 1 and 2. Core training and acute medicine competences build on foundation training. Key aspects include training in undertaking and interpreting clinical investigations including clinical trials; optimising the therapeutic use of drugs; detection and analysis of adverse drug effects; contribution to medicines evaluation; and management of poisoning. Trainees will usually develop a clinical specialty interest (eg cardiovascular risk management, toxicology).

Individuals interested in an academic career should consider applying for an academic clinical fellowship (ACF), particularly one that provides exposure to CPT. Some such trainees will use their academic time to prepare an application for funding for a research fellowship (eg from MRC, Wellcome, BHF) leading to a PhD and subsequently apply for an academic clinical lecturer appointment. This will provide a well defined academic career path. CPT provides one of the few academic disciplines that combines naturally with retaining a wide generalist interest in therapeutics across the span of general medicine.

Careers outside academia or the NHS can also be intellectually stimulating and rewarding and the pharmaceutical industry and the drug regulatory bodies have a particular interest in recruiting trained clinical pharmacologists.

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Professional Support Unit

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The Professional Support Unit

The Deanery is responsible for all doctors in training in Wales and for any issues that may arise and prevent progression throughout the training process. To ensure the quality management of postgraduate...

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Services for Trainers

All doctors have a duty as outlined in the 'Good Medical Practice' and the 'Good Medical Practice for General Practitioners' guides that 'if you have concerns that a colleague may not be fit to practise,...

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Equality and Diversity

Deanery Equality and Diversity Strategy The aim of the Equality & Diversity strategy is to ensure that the Wales Postgraduate Deanery is fully compliant with legislation and required GMC standards, thus...

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Services for Trainees

You can request a referral to the Wales Deanery Professional Support Unit via e-mail, post or telephone. We will offer advice on any subjects regarding issues affecting your progression through training. We...

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Medicine: Latest News

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ACUTE AND GENERAL MEDICINE SYMPOSIUM 4TH JUNE 2015

Please see the attached information regarding an Acute and General medicine Symposium taking place on the Gower Peninsula, Swansea. This event has traditionally been held as part of the Acute medicine...

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - ARCP ASSESSMENTS 2015

ARCP_-_trainees_guide_Nov_2013.doc  Tuesday June...

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Specialty Lead for School of Medicine

  The School of Medicine -  Head of School.  We are pleased to announce that Dr TOM LAWSON was successfully appointed as the Head of School.   Dr Lawson is a Consultant Rheumatologist and is based...

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Links for Sports & Exercise Medicine

British Association for Sports & Exercise Medicine The Faculty of...

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Contacts for Sports and Exercise Medicine

There are currently no arrangements in Wales for Postgraduate training in Sports Medicine. However, any enquiries should be directed to either: Read More...

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Medicine: Supervisor News

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Trainer and Educator Development Days - 2014

Trainer and Educator Development Days Following on from the hugely successful Trainer Development Days held in 2013, the Wales Deanery in conjunction with Cardiff University School of Medicine and College...

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GMC 2011 National Trainer Survey Results

The GMC 2011 National Trainer Survey was launched on 2nd May 2011 and closed on 22nd July 2011. It took the format of an online questionnaire and was open to all Consultants who act as Clinical or Educational...

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The Gold guide

A Guide to Postgraduate Specialty Training in the UK (The Gold Guide) sets out the arrangements for the introduction of competence based specialty training in the UK. It primarily deals with operational...

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The BEST/BSAS awards 2014

The Wales Deanery BEST Awards 2014 Best Educational Supervisor, Trainer and Best Staff & Associate Specialist Awards - Recognising Excellence in Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education in Wales. The...

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New Supervisor role for CMT

demo article for medicine supervisors

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