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The East of England Postgraduate School of Surgery

Welcome to the Postgraduate School of Surgery. The site showcases the excellent training and education offered by the former East of England Multi-Professional Deanery, now Health Education East of England, in Surgery.

The site will provide a portal for prospective trainees interested in the specialty. In addition it allows ease of communication, the opportunity to share good practice and a forum for the promotion of new ideas and developments to existing trainees and trainers.

The Postgraduate Medical and Education Training Board (PMETB), a statutory body akin to the GMC, established a new specialty training structure from August 2007. PMETB sets the standards trainees have to attain to be eligible to be placed on the specialist register. In developing these standards and the underpinning curricula PMETB relies on the Royal Colleges and Faculties.The Postgraduate Deaneries are responsible for implementing specialist training as laid down by PMETB. Almost all have now created a school structure for the major medical specialties.

The School of Surgery was established in the former East of England Deanery in September 2007. At its first meeting  in October 2007 the board agreed the following roles:

  • To support the systematic introduction of the new curriculum encouraging innovation                             
  • To seek to reconcile training and service objectives
  • To clarify and monitor the requirements for assessment of trainees and training posts   
  • To secure necessary training for trainers
  • To support the nationally co-ordinated selection processes
  • To provide information for trainers and trainees regarding learning opportunities
  • To foster research programmes and international exchange
  • To secure necessary training for trainers
  • To support the nationally co-ordinated selection processes
  • To provide information for trainers and trainees regarding learning opportunities
  • To foster research programmes and international exchange

Development, provision and oversight of the training is handled by the Specialty Training Committees and is implemented by the Assigned Educational Supervisors and Clinical Supervisors. The co-ordination role in the Trusts, particularly in relation to core trainees is performed by the College Surgical Tutors.

Mr Neville Jamieson
Head of School of Surgery

 

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