Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track (ECAT)

Eligibility & application procedure

Find out if you are eligible and how to make an application

Now recruiting

Applications are now invited for the next intake (starting August 2022).  The deadline for applications is Friday 17 December (17:00 hrs).  Interviews will be held virtually in January 2022 (date tbc).  Applications should be submitted using the University's online application system, along with a supporting statement (around 300 words) and CV.  For further information, and to apply, click the link below:

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Eligibility and application procedure

  • Applications are welcomed from trainees in all specialties and from all regions of the UK.
  • All applicants must hold a medical degree.

Essential attributes

  • Aspiring to PhD training that is relevant to cancer.
  • Eligible for higher clinical training.
  • Evidence of high academic distinction and potential (first class honours BSc, honours MBChB, multiple prizes, research papers, etc.).
  • Introductory research experience at BSc or MSc undergraduate research project, postgraduate research with high attainment.
  • Of a standard likely to be successful in obtaining a Training Fellowship in national open competition.

Application procedure

Applications should be submitted, along with a supporting statement (around 300 words) and full CV, using the University’s online application system. All applicants will be notified if they have been shortlisted for interview or not. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in front of a panel including members of the TRACC Programme Management Board and invited external panel members. All shortlisted candidates will be notified if they have been successful at interview or not.

Further information is available on the TRACC Programme for Clinicians' website:

TRACC Programme for Clinicians 

Questions about the recruitment procedure and entry requirements are welcomed and should be directed to the administrator of the TRACC Programme CRTF scheme (traccadmincrtf@mlist.is.ed.ac.uk).