Thinking of applying to the HSST?

The Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST) programme is a bespoke five-year workplace-based training programme supported by a Doctoral level academic award. Are you thinking of applying? If so, this guidance is for you and will answer all the common questions for applications.

What does the HSST programme entail?

The programme requires that each trainee follow a bespoke training programme agreed in advance with their local supervisor and recorded in an e-portfolio.

It will require evidence of work place learning outcomes appropriate to the Standards of Proficiency of a Higher Specialist Scientist as published by the Academy of Healthcare Science. It will include the opportunity to undertake a professional doctorate (DClinSci) commissioned by HEE through the Manchester Academy for Healthcare Scientist Education. In Life Sciences the doctorate is optional but there is an additional requirement in these specialisms to complete the Fellowship examination of the Royal College of Pathologists.