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Become a CPT trainee

Clinical pharmacologists are clinicians with training in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics (CPT). Their core goal is to improve patient care through the safe and effective use of medicines.

The CPT curriculum is broad in scope. It's designed to attract high quality trainees, with flexibility to accommodate different interests. Training provides time for critical appraisal, analysis and academic development.

Become a CPT trainee

As an ST1 or ST3 you could join an academic clinical fellowship (ACF). Training is alongside research blocks. You will develop early research interests and pilot data for grant or fellowship applications. The scheme provides:

  • run-through training in CMT/CPT
  • job security
  • in depth research opportunities

After returning to the programme, you will continue your specialty training, splitting time between academic and clinical work.

As a ST3 you can become a CPT trainee after completing a foundation programme and a core training programme. The core training programme will either be in:

  • Core Medical Training (CMT)
  • Acute Care Common Stem – Acute Medicine (ACCS-AM)

You'll also need to have one of the following

You will combine this training with another clinical specialty, usually general internal medicine. Other clinical specialties are possible, if arranged beforehand.