The ST1-3 study day committee is made up of a group of level one Paediatric trainees within the East of England deanery and accompanied by consultant Dr Jonathan Campbell. We hold a number of study days over each year structured to the curriculum of level one Paediatric training; within the first three years of training we aim to provide a wide variety of topics to assist trainees with their knowledge of paediatrics and in obtaining the MRCPCH examinations.
We are lucky to have a large number of hospitals, and therefore a large number of Consultants and Registrars, within our deanery; it allows us to provide teaching on a wide variety of topics within Paediatrics from those with expert specialist knowledge. Our ‘core’ themes for study days include Cardiology, Respiratory, Neurology, Gastroenterology and Neonatology, with other topics interspersed between these to supplement the curriculum, for example recent topics have included public health, allergy and oncology. Another recent day we are particularly proud of is the Resilience day which provided trainees an opportunity to learn about the importance of self-care and support available to trainees outside of the clinical environment within the East of England deanery.
We aim to provide teaching in a variety of formats, including lectures, small seminar groups and interactive simulation sessions to enable us to meet each trainees needs. Feedback from trainees is vital for the committee to ensure we continue to provide teaching of the highest quality.
We hold four study days per year on the 3rd Thursday of October, in January, April and July. In addition to these we hold an introduction day for new ST1 trainees at the beginning of their jobs in September, and a number of simulation training days. The simulation training days provide a safe and supportive environment for trainees to practice patient assessment and management and include the ‘ST1 skills day’ for new trainees and the ‘Ready for Registrar’ days which help prepare ST3 trainees for the step up to level 2 training.
ST1-3 Training Day Committee
Dr Jonathan Campbell – Consultant Paediatrician and L1 TPD
Dr Spandana Rupa Madabhushi
Dr Thomas Hixson
Dr Gemma Wilson (Simulation day lead)
ST1-3 trainees can register for training days on the pgmc website.