The Norwich Academic Training Office (NATO) provides support for academic training across the range of health professions.
The Office is located within the Research and Enterprise Services support team of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Administrative support to NATO is provided by Yvonne Kirkham (Project Officer).
The office facilitates the liaison between the NHS Trusts, LETB (Local Education and Training Board), NIHR and UEA on the allocation and award of Academic Clinical Fellows and Clinical Lectureships. It also maintains a list of clinical academic trainees, circulates training material and helps with any queries from trainees or academic and clinical supervisors.
The NATO Board meets 4 times a year to discuss ways to improve and expand the IAT programme delivered across the Norwich Research Park. Academic trainees are represented by a Trainees Representative on this board. This is currently Christopher Jeanes, ACF in Medical Microbiology, who also Chairs the Norwich Clinical Academic Trainees (NCAT).
To assist with your preparation of the perfect fellowship application, you may wish to visit the MRC website and view one of the series of videos featuring members of MRC’s Clinical Training and Career Development Panel to help future clinical research training fellowship (CRTF) applicants to understand the interview process and panel’s perspective.
Although focused on CRTF applications, the videos include tips relevant across fellowship schemes and a mock interview so offer a valuable resource for future applicants across schemes as well.