Internal Medicine Training at Peterborough City Hospital (PCH) exposes doctors-in-training to a myriad of clinical situations, enabling them to take the next evolutionary step from their foundation training programme. Whether it is leading a cardiac arrest call in coronary care unit, or managing neutropenic sepsis in haematology/oncology ward, internal medical trainees here are guaranteed to develop a balance between intuitive and analytical thinking. Similarly, working in the highly evolving environments of stroke medicine and medicine for the elderly not only challenges trainees to think laterally, but also hones their professionalism and empathy towards their colleagues and patients alike. At the Learning and Development centre, the teaching programme enables trainees to recognise the nuances of their personal strengths and weaknesses. Dedicated consultants and other senior staff at PCH endeavour to integrate education, leadership, research and audit in daily routine clinical medicine.
At PCH, we offer six 4-monthly rotations over two years in cardiology, intensive care medicine, respiratory, nephrology, gastroenterology, haematology/oncology, medicine for the elderly or stroke medicine. During these 2 years, internal medical trainees undergo a meticulous yet structured training programme incorporated into their clinical practice. This entails: