At present all trainees come to the ST1 School at either Cambridge or Norwich. Trainees usually then rotate to one of many DGH Hospitals for at least one or two years. With the MRCPath examination preparation in mind, all trainees then rotate to Addenbrooke's or Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.To fulfill training requirements, each trainee spends a slot of 4 months of specialist Cardiothoracic training and a further 2 months training in Perinatal Pathology and Neuropathology at Addenbrookes' Hospital.
From 2009 the intention is to agree on a series of pre-determined rotations within the Deanery, subject to suitable RITA assessments.
Research funded trainees (OOPE) are also accommodated within the training programme. Currently there are 3 OOPE SpRs within the scheme.