Supporting clinical training
Together, we're creating Australia’s most innovative Clinician Scientist Pathway, co-investing $1.34M over four years to fund 10 clinician PhDs across medicine, nursing and allied health. We know a thriving clinician PhD program is vital to the future of our partnership and brings immediate and long-term benefits to patient care.
The Barwon Health and Deakin University Clinician Scientist Pathway is designed to recruit and retain exceptional talent. The pathway provides the following benefits:
- Provides the certainty of a four-year appointment.
- Supports researchers to complete clinical training or maintain clinical roles and work flexibly with their training body to meet requirements, such as specific clinical competencies and rotations.
- Enables employees to be 50% clinical, 50% PhD.
- Provides employees with excellent opportunities to build their research track record, positioning them for future funding success and clinical and research leadership.
- Provides improved career prospects for allied health, nursing, and medical clinicians with PhD qualifications.
Graduate Certificate of Health and Medical Research
Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Health and Medical Research enables clinicians, with no research experience, to obtain appropriate research skills and credits. It also provides the appropriate training to meet the PhD entry criteria (subject to grades).
The graduate certificate is a flexible course that can be undertaken remotely and part time during the six to 12 months leading up to PhD candidature. Importantly, the course can include development work on the PhD.