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This information was provided by:

Mr Martin Li

ST5

1. Who is the training programme director?

Mr Khalid Baloch

2. Please list all of the hospitals in your deanery.

Alexandra Hospital, Redditch

Birmingham Children's Hospital

Birmingham City Hospital

Good Hope Hospital, Birmingham

Hereford County Hospital

New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital,

Birmingham

Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley

Sandwell General Hospital,

West Bromwich

Walsall Manor Hospital

Worcestershire Royal Hospital

3. Where do trainees generally live? 

 

“Most trainees live in Birmingham. Popular areas include Harborne, Edgbaston, Moseley and Bourneville.”

4. How easy is it to commute to different sites, and is there car parking available?

 

 

5. How are rotations are allocated?

“Rotations are allocated at the end of each year. Trainee's generally can give a preference." 

 

6. Is there a trauma focussed ST3 year?

 

Yes

7. Does the deanery offer an ST3 bootcamp or equivalent induction?

 

Yes

 

8. Is there an arthroplasty focussed ST4 year?

"There is not a dedicated arthroplasty year but the deanery tries their best to give early arthroplasty exposure."

 

9. Is there a post-exam dedicated teaching program (i.e. preparation for consultant)?

Yes

 

10. How often is deanery teaching?

 

Weekly

 

11. Where is deanery teaching held?

 

One central location

 

12. Is there an annual meeting?

 

There is a meeting (Naughton Dunn) twice a year.

 

13. Are there associated registrar presentations and prizes?

 

Yes

 

 

14. Is there an established research infrastructure for trainees?

 

 

 

15. What is the affiliated medical school?

 

University of Birmingham and Aston University

16. What was the overall FRCS pass rate in your deanery in the last 3 years (including both parts and all attempts)?

 

100%

 

17. Can you name any FRCS Gold Medal Winners from your deanery?

 

N/A

 

 

18. Are there any other interesting or important facts to mention?

 

"Very compact deanery."

19. Useful links:

https://www.bon.ac.uk/education-training/botp/

1.

JOURNAL CLUB

2.

TRAINEE COLLABORATIVE

3.

CLINICAL TRIALS UNIT

4.

NIHR ACADEMIC CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP

5.

REGULAR RESEARCH MEETINGS

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