Numerous clinicians have been trained to PhD and MD level and beyond in CVS, often with support from prestigious fellowships at PhD, Intermediate and Senior levels. Training opportunities range from fundamental molecular studies through to experimental medicine and cohort-based epidemiological studies. Many of the Professoriate and Principal Investigators in CVS have extensive experience of mentoring clinicians at all stages of their career development. Professors Brian Walker and David Webb are closely involved with colleagues in delivering the training programmes available with Wellcome Trust and MRC Clinical PhD portfolio programmes, including the Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track lectureship scheme (www.ecat.mvm.ed.ac.uk) and the Scottish Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Initiative scheme (www.stmti.mvm.ed.ac.uk). Clinicians at all stages of their research careers are encouraged to contact us at any time to discuss potential opportunities.