The NHS Scientist Training Programme will open in January 2015. The STP is a graduate-entry programme for scientists, where you are paid a salary by the NHS while training.
Postgraduate training for the STP leads to a specifically commissioned and accredited master’s degree and certification of achievement of work-based training following one of nine themed pathways:
- microbiology (infection control and epidemiology, mycology, virology, toxicology, bacteriology and parasitology)
- blood sciences (clinical biochemistry, haematology/transfusion science, immunology)
- cellular sciences (histopathology, cytopathology, reproductive science)
- genetic sciences (genetic science, bioinformatic genomics)
- neurosensory sciences (audiology, neurophysiology, ophthalmic and vision science)
- cardiovascular respiratory and sleep sciences (cardiac science, respiratory and sleep science, vascular science, critical care science)
- gastrointestinal physiology and urodynamic sciences
- clinical engineering (rehabilitation engineering, clinical measurement and development, medical device risk management and governance), reconstructive sciences (maxillofacial prosthetics)
- medical physics (radiation safety physics, radiotherapy physics, imaging with ionising radiation, imaging with non-ionising radiation, clinical pharmaceutical science)
- informatics (genomics, physical sciences, health infomatics)
For more on the STP application process see here. And if you’re a scientist and want to talk about your career options, why not book an appointment to see one of our Careers Consultants?