The Cambridge Clinical Medicine Programme

Cambridge University Health Partners, the Academic Health Sciences Centre, and The Institute for Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge are pleased to offer the Cambridge Clinical Medicine (Intensive Care Medicine) Programme. This programme is a two year combined clinical, academic, and vocational programme for senior trainees and new consultants in Intensive Care Medicine and comprises –


A two year rotation between the three intensive care units in Cambridge: The John V Farman Intensive Care Unit (JVFICU) and The Neurosciences and Trauma Critical Care Unit (NCCU) in Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) at Papworth Hospital


A University of Cambridge modular Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Medicine, which provides training in clinical education, clinical leadership, and clinical research.


A University of Cambridge Master of Studies in Clinical Medicine (Intensive Care Medicine), which provides clinical and academic training in subspecialty Intensive Care Medicine.


A vocational Helmsmanship (Healthcare Education, Leadership and Management) Course, which is a unique, two year, non-award bearing course delivered by Cambridge University Health Partners and the Judge Business School, and aims to develop the non-clinical skills required for consultant appointments.

The Clinical Medicine Programme is designed to enhance the specialist skills of experienced clinicians and broaden their understanding of healthcare education, research, leadership and management. Essentially, it is designed for aspiring tertiary centre Intensive Care Medicine subspecialists.

Training within the programme is explicitly individualised, focussing on the student’s areas of interest and development goals. The programme does not aim to reproduce training or examinations provided by the Medical Royal Colleges.

Applicants wishing to undertake the Master’s and Helmsmanship course will need to apply to the University (course handbook) and for the Clinical Fellow posts (job description) simultaneously. These new posts rotate between three busy state-of-the-art adult intensive care units in Cambridge, each with its own subspecialist interests and between them covering the full range of subspecialty adult intensive care. All three units have significant and unique research interests, and are affiliated with the University of Cambridge. Two of the units are based within Addenbrooke’s Hospital, the John V Farman Intensive Care Unit (JVFICU) and the Neurosciences and Trauma Critical Care Unit (NCCU), and a third, the Cardiothoracic ICU (CTICU), is based at Papworth Hospital.

It is possible to apply for these posts and not apply for the Master’s and simply undertake a two year rotation, or to undertake the one year University of Cambridge Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Medicine. Please identify the preferred option during application. Closing date for applications is 8th of February 2016 with interviews on 8th March 2016, in Cambridge, but it will be possible to interview by phone or video.

Further details about this novel, exciting subspecialty training programme can be found on the ICE website. The faculty of the MSt would be delighted to discuss the programme in detail using the contact details above.