Wellcome PhD Programme for Clinicians
The Programme offers 8 fellowships per year funded by the Wellcome Trust, plus an additional 2 fellowships per year funded by the Wellcome Sanger Institute. Studentships cover the broad themes of genetic medicine, infection and immunity, neuroscience and mental health, structural and cell biology applied to medicine, cardiovascular medicine, developmental biology, and epidemiology, public health and primary care.
The programme includes a series of lectures, workshops and taught modules aimed at developing a personal portfolio of training. Students who do not hold academic clinical fellowships also have the opportunity to tailor make a 3 month ‘out of programme experience’ (OOPE).
Individuals who are interested in epidemiology, public health and primary care or in computational biology can be funded to undertake a taught MPhil prior to starting their PhD.