ABOUT THE TRAINING PROGRAMME
On the Eastern training programme you will rotate through many of the 10 hospitals (see rotation information).
Trainees appointed to the East of England Orthopaedic rotation will spend the first four years (ST3 to ST6) gaining core knowledge in Trauma and Orthopedic's in order to prepare the trainee for the Intercollegiate Examination, the FRCS (Tr and Orth).
Years five and six (ST7 to ST8) are spent in sub-specialty clinical training eg foot and ankle, hand, hip, knee, paediatrics, trauma or spinal surgery in readiness for CCT (certificate of completion of training).
Following CCT many trainees choose to go on fellowship prior to applying for consultant posts.
Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, is the major trauma centre for the region. All trainees will rotate through a trauma unit during their orthopaedic training programme in the East of England.
Research opportunities are present at many of the hospitals for trainees to get involved with.