For Trainees

Research Opportunities

The Endocrine Unit at Imperial is an academic unit, and we have a large research portfolio, undertaking both basic and clinical research on all sites. Imperial tops the ISI/Thompson ratings for diabetes research publications. As an Academic Health Sciences Centre, our clinical work and research are truly integrated.

Clinical training in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine may be interrupted for Out Of Programme Experience(OOPE).; useful experience is always encouraged, but requires some forward planning. 

Professor Meeran is the Programme Director for the North West Thames Endocrine Rotation. The links above have details about the different hospitals within the rotation and the placement of registrars. 

For details of Calman Days and educational sessions see Training Days. This links to the previous website. Information about the procedures for MRCP Endocrinology and research time are given below with updates about current OOPE opportunities.

The North West Thames rotation is the largest and most popular Endocrinology training rotation in the UK. We are the authors of the  


 a comprehensive list of Endocrine Protocols which is now used by hospitals around the UK. We run regular training sessions in Endocrinology, attended by specialists from around the country.