January 2020 | Eanáir 2020

Deadline Extended for UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway

Sat, 11 January 20 20:19

It has come to our attention that details of the 2020 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway may not have reached all eligible consultant staff.  Hence to accomodate potential applicants the School has extended the closing date for receipt of applications until Friday 31st January 2020.

Call for Applications

The School is delighted to welcome applications for first time appointment, re-appointment or advancement within the 2020 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway, the School's adjunct academic appointment scheme designed to recognise clinical staff who contribute to our programmes. 

Applicants seeking advancement within the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway should note that they will be required to demonstrate significant incremental performance across the principal assessment criteria.  The School’s Review Panel would ordinarily expect a minimum of three years between successive applications for promotion. In a change to the application process this year, candidates seeking promotion within the scheme are required to also provide a recent curriculum vitae.

The UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway scheme is a formal University adjunct academic appointment and consistent with University procedures all appointments are for a period of up to five years although they may be extended by re-application.

Indicative Time Frame


Indicative Time Frame

Open for Applications 

29th November 2019 - 31st January 2020

Review by Section Leaders

31st January 2020 – 24th February 2020

Review Panel Assessment

March 2020

Submission to College

April 2020

Communication to Applicants

May 2020


Application Forms

First Time Applications

2020 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway First Time Application Form


2020 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway Promotion Form

A recent Curriculum Vitae should also be submitted.


2020 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway Re-Appointment Form

 Please copy clinicalpathway@ucd.ie on all applications and correspondence.


Section Leaders

Academic Section

Section Leader

Email Contact

Biomedical Sciences

Prof Paul McLoughlin


General Practice

Prof Gerard Bury


Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging

Prof Louise Rainford


Medicine & Medical Specialties

Prof Yvonne O'Meara


Surgery & Surgical Specialties

Prof Ronan Cahill


Women's & Children's Health

Prof Fionnuala McAuliffe


About the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway

This adjunct academic appointment scheme recognises the contribution of our clinical faculty who lead or support both our teaching and our research programmes across our clinical training network.  The School relies on clinicians within our affiliated teaching hospitals, acute, general and specialist hospitals and within primary care centres to deliver the clinical training component of our education programmes and to help drive our biomedical and clinical research programmes.  We recognise that clinician engagement in University business is greatly facilitated by having a formal adjunct appointment.  Hence in 2008, the School introduced the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway scheme to provide formal university acknowledgement of these contributions to academic activities, recognising that many clinicians contribute strongly despite having no protected academic time.