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Clinical observerships

Learn from the world’s leading experts with our supervised placements that are designed around you.

Our training opportunities are currently closed to new applicants. Please revert back in the upcoming months to review this status.


Our clinical observerships are well-established supervised training programmes and many international universities and postgraduate institutions send their students, trainees and clinicians to us every year to gain unique and valuable experience working at our hospitals.

The duration of our observerships can vary and depends on your development goals and availability at our hospitals. 


What you will learn

Each clinical observership programme is tailored to your development goals and below is a selection of opportunities will have access to:

  • One-to-one mentoring with a selected consultant.
  • Participation in lectures and clinical rounds.
  • A programme coordinator that is dedicated to you.

All observerships are fully supervised. When supervised, you will be able to:

  • take a clinical history
  • contribute to patient examinations and discussion on a diagnosis
  • ‘scrub up’ in our operating theatre (involvement will be strictly limited to education only and not for service)
  • participate in non-invasive, low-risk external imaging.

 You can gain training in the following areas of specialism:

  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Paediatric respiratory medicine
  • Respiratory and critical care
  • Thoracic surgery.

Entry requirements

Our clinical observerships are open to both those with and without UK General Medical Council (GMC) registration, and international applicants are actively encouraged to apply.

Please use our contact form to submit your CV with a cover letter detailing your area of interest for the clinical observership. Should we be able to accommodate your request we will send you an application form to complete followed by an invitation to an interview.

If you are an international applicant, your English proficiency will be assessed at the interview. 

Would you like to know more?

Please get in touch with our team to learn more about our clinical observership.