The HSST is a 5-year academic and workplace-based training programme equivalent in status and challenge to medical registrar training. The programme is a collaboration between the NSHCS, the MAHSE consortium and the professional body The Royal College of Pathologists.
The aim of the programme is to enable participants to gain the skills necessary to become a consultant clinical scientist, mastering higher scientific knowledge and clinical competence. You will be expected to achieve personal and professional development in leadership, teaching, values, attitudes and behaviours appropriate for higher professional practice. There is a requirement for a contribution to innovation and improvement through service delivery, patient safety and care, public communication/outreach and quality management.
Watch the video below in which Jan Taylor, a current Clinical Bioinformatics HSST trainee, outlines her experience of the challenges and benefits of the HSST programme.
Dr Jan Taylor, Clinical Bioinformatician discusses the benefits of the HSST.