To carry out a survey to ascertain the role of academic clinical fellowship posts within the integrated academic training programme for academic training in child and adolescent psychiatry. Questionnaires were sent to UK academic child psychiatric units.
A total of 18 units returned questionnaires; this identified eight university lecturers and two academic clinical fellows in post.
Integrated academic training pathways seem unlikely to contribute substantially to academic training and to maintaining the pool of academic clinicians in child and adolescent psychiatry. It may need reappraising with regard to psychiatric specialties.
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