Presentation of the PATHWAY project in Bonn
Wednesday 23 May 2018
UMC Utrecht was invited to the EU Transnational Cooperation Activity organized by DAAD in Bonn to present the PATHWAY project.
Current translational medicine fails to sufficiently bridge the gap between bench and bedside. This results in a waste in research investments and numerous biomedical innovations that never reach the bedside. There is broad consensus that clinician-scientists (doctors/surgeons with a full scientific training) hold the key to bridge this gap. However, the number of clinician-scientists is declining due to the failure to retain them in the academic and industrial workforce. The three main sources of this problem are the lack of established career pathways for clinician-scientists, the limited possibilities for integration of clinical and scientific skills and lack of awareness amongst stakeholders of the added value of clinician-scientists.
In the PATHWAY project, funded by EU Erasmus+, we conduct research to further improve training and career pathways for clinician-scientists and invest in educating the next generation. We do this together with UCL, Ghent University, University of Granada, Danone. Associated partners are University of Toronto, ENCA/PRES network, Ljubljana University and Eureka Institute.