About the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway
We are highly dependent 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.
Clinician engagement in University business is greatly facilitated by having a formal adjunct appointment which allows them access a variety of academic supports and resources. 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.
We welcome applications from those who contribute to UCD teaching and/or research or who perform a significant clinical leadership role in Irish healthcare.
Appointments To Date (June 2019)
To date 659 individuals have been appointed under the scheme comprising 349 UCD Clinical Lecturers (Assistant Clinical Professors), 198 UCD Associate Clinical Professors, 82 UCD Clinical Professors and 30 UCD Full Clinical Professors. Over the scheme's ten years, there have been over 1,138 applications under the scheme for appointment or promotion and a number of individuals have been promoted within the pathway which is highly competitive, consistent with UCD norms.
Clinicians appointed under the scheme enjoy full ceremonial rites associated with an adjunct academic appointment and they are encouraged to participate fully in University business. They are able to avail of the University's extensive resources including IT, library and sports facilities as a member of staff of the University.