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Anaesthetics

East of England SPECIALTY TRAINING PROGRAM   :    Anaesthetics 

 

How many years is the training program?

Anaesthetics: 7 or 8 with ACCS 

ITU: single CCT 7-8, dual 8.5

Is the training run through or decoupled?

Decoupled

Which units in the East of England can I be trained in?

All

Are there more localized Sub-rotations to avoid long commutes?

Yes

 

Recruitment

How is recruitment organized?

Centrally

 

Induction

What induction program is there into training in the region?

All attend an induction day at start of CT1, there is local trust departmental induction for all CTs and STs at the start of any rotation in a new trust at any stage of training program, written information also circulated from the school as well as local trusts

 

Curriculum Teaching & Study Leave

How is the regional teaching program structured?

Core: held monthly in south, middle and Norwich; trainees can choose

Higher anaesthetics: monthly, same theme in two locations trainees choose, ICM alternate monthly one location scattered around the region

How many days of study leave do I get?

30

 

Simulation Training

What opportunities are there for simulation training in the region?

Lots!

 

Exams

What exams will I have to sit during my training? Is there any preparation organised in the region?

Part 1 and part 2 FRCA, FFICM at end of ICM for ICM only

Lots of preparation for all elements of the exam

 

Fellowships & Sub-speclalty training

What Sub-specialty / fellowship training opportunities are there in the region?

Lots

 

Research

What research opportunities are there in the region? Do you support Out Of Program Research (OOPR)?

ACFs starting at higher training from CUH, Anaesthetics has a recognised research year in the program for 1-2 trainees at any one time at ST5 or 6.

We actively support OOPR opportunities.

 

Global Health

Is there scope for work overseas during my training?

Lots 

 

More information

Where can I go for more information?

https://heeoe.hee.nhs.uk/anaesthesia

 

 

Medicine (internal / Core)

East of England SPECIALTY TRAINING PROGRAM   :    Internal (Core) Medicine

 

 

Training Program 

How many years is the training program?

2-3 years (depending on your future choice of Specialty). https://www.jrcptb.org.uk/internal-medicine

Is the training run through or decoupled?

Decoupled - after 2-3 years of IMT training you have to reapply for Higher Specialist Training (exception is Academic Training)

Which units in the East of England can I be trained in?

All East of England Trusts support Internal Medicine training. 

Are there more localized Sub-rotations to avoid long commutes?

Yes. About half of the rotations rotate around the 2 teaching hospitals (Cambridge and Norwich) with the other half being entirely contained within the same Trust

 

Recruitment

How is recruitment organized?

Nationally although we do 3-4 local interviews days per year so trainees in our region usually get interviewed in Cambridge. 

 

Induction

What induction program is there into training in the region?

Local and Regional Induction 

 

Curriculum Teaching & Study Leave

How is the regional teaching program structured?

4 regional teaching days a year. A simulation and procedural skills courses in the first 2 years. Regional PACES and MRCP Part 1 teaching and £1000 pounds per year per trainee for commercial MRCP courses

How many days of study leave do I get?

up to 30

 

Simulation Training

What opportunities are there for simulation training in the region?

Procedural courses in the first year. Human factors courses during the first 2 years

 

Exams

What exams will I have to sit during my training? Is there any preparation organised in the region?

MRCP part 1, part 2 and PACES – yes regional Part 1 and PACES courses and £1000 pounds per year per trainee for commercial MRCP courses

 

Fellowships & Sub-speclalty training

What Sub-specialty / fellowship training opportunities are there in the region?

IMT is a "core" program for before you start to specialise beyond that. Re-application during IMT 2 or 3 is required for that.

 

Research

What research opportunities are there in the region? Do you support Out Of Program Research (OOPR)?

We have a large and active ACF programme recruited separately to national IMT recruitment in Cambridge and Norwich. Successful candidates still need to be deemed appointable in national IMT recruitment.

OOPRs cannot be taken in the first or last years of the programme so usually cannot be taken in the IM1 and IM2 years. However, it is possible on occasion for exceptions to be made. 

More information

Where can I go for more information

Lots of information on the HEE EoE CMT website regarding our training days, rotations, ARCP preparation, LTFT training, study leave, professional support and well-being amongst other things. The TPDs, Jasmine Patel (Jasmine.Patel@ipswichhospital.nhs.uk and Colin Mason colin.mason1@addenbrookes.nhs.uk are always happy to be contacted by potential applicants – no query too small!). 

Website : https://heeoe.hee.nhs.uk/medicine

 

What are the top 3 reasons for training in the East of England

  • High quality teaching delivered from international centres of excellence
  • Regional mock MRCP Part 1 and PACES teaching and financial support (£1000 pounds per year for trainees to attend commercial PACES courses)
  • Easily commutable and self-contained rotations
Paediatrics

East of England SPECIALTY TRAINING PROGRAM   :    Paediatrics

 

Training Program 

How many years is the training program?

8

Is the training run through or decoupled?

Run through

Which units in the East of England can I be trained in?

All 17

Are there more localized Sub-rotations to avoid long commutes?

Yes usually based in Luton Norwich or Cambridge, training rotations are organised to minimise travel

 

Recruitment

How is recruitment organized?

Nationally

 

Induction

What induction program is there into training in the region?

An annual regional training event for all new starters in HEE EOE

 

Curriculum Teaching & Study Leave

How is the regional teaching program structured?

Regional programmes for level 1 and level 2/3 trainees funded from School of Paediatrics budget

How many days of study leave do I get?

30

 

Simulation Training

What opportunities are there for simulation training in the region?

Regional programmes funded from School of Paediatrics budget

 

Exams

What exams will I have to sit during my training? Is there any preparation organised in the region?

MRCPCH

Regional preparation programmes funded from School of Paediatrics

 

Fellowships & Sub-speclalty training

What Sub-specialty / fellowship training opportunities are there in the region?

SPIN & GRID

 

Research

What research opportunities are there in the region? Do you support Out Of Program Research (OOPR)?

Mostly centred in Cambridge with academic department but programmes have been established in UEA / NNUH

OOPR supported for PhD

 

Global Health

Is there scope for work overseas during my training?

Yes - 1st national Paediatric Global Health Fellowship program (trainee currently deployed in Eastern Cape)

 

More information

Where can I go for more information?

https://heeoe.hee.nhs.uk/paediatrics

 

What are the top 3 reasons for training in the East of England?

  • Excellent Training
  • Camaraderie
  • Personalised training

 

 If Medicine was a car industry, which car would represent Paediatrics and why?

Golf - reliable, evolving with innovation, different models available

Surgery

East of England SPECIALTY TRAINING PROGRAM   :    Surgery

 

 

Training Program 

How many years is the training program?

6

Is the training run through or decoupled?

Decoupled

Which units in the East of England can I be trained in?

Addenbrookes, Basildon, Bedford, Broomfield, Colchester, Hinchingbrooke, Harlow, Ipswich, James Paget, King's Lynn, Lister, Luton, NNUH, Peterborough, Southend, Watford, West Suffolk

Are there more localized Sub-rotations to avoid long commutes?

Not specifically but personal preferences considered prior to allocations

 

Recruitment

How is recruitment organized?

National

 

Induction

What induction program is there into training in the region?

Single day prior to starting in region and then local with regular 7 days throughout year.

 

Curriculum Teaching & Study Leave

How is the regional teaching program structured?

7 days at Norfolk and Norwich, Addenbrookes and Luton 

How many days of study leave do I get?

30

 

Simulation Training

What opportunities are there for simulation training in the region?

Regular days for each sub-speciality, including regular opportunites at the Evelyn Centre

 

Exams

What exams will I have to sit during my training? Is there any preparation organised in the region?

MRCS, CCT

Exam Preparation is covered in training days

 

Fellowships & Sub-speclalty training

What Sub-specialty / fellowship training opportunities are there in the region?

Sub Specialty training offered in last 2 years

 

Research

What research opportunities are there in the region? Do you support Out Of Program Research (OOPR)?

Academic posts and support for research

OOPRs are supported

 

Global Health

Is there scope for work overseas during my training?

Yes

 

More information

Where can I go for more information?

https://heeoe.hee.nhs.uk/surgery

Royal College of Surgeons, Joint Committee on Surgical training, Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Portfolio

 

What are the top 3 reasons for training in the East of England

  • Enthusiasm of trainers, great colleagues
  • Volume of technical opportunities
  • High level specialisation

 

If Medicine was a car industry, which car would represent Surgery and why?

Aston Martin, an example where the British excel and which is both inspirational and aspirational but most of all, fun to drive.

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