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Kent, Surrey and Sussex

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This information was provided by:

James Norman

ST4

1. Who is the training programme director?

Mr William Hawkins and Mr Ayman Hamade

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

Conquest Hospital, Hastings

Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford

 

Eastbourne District General

Hospital

East Surrey Hospital

Frimley Park Hospital

Maidstone Hospital

Medway Maritime Hospital

Princess Royal Hospital,

Haywards Heath

 

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate

Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton

Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford

St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey

St Richard's Hospital, Chichester

Tunbridge Wells Hospital

William Harvey Hospital, Ashford

Worthing Hospital

3. Where do trainees generally live? 

 

"Popular areas include the Guildford/Surrey suburbs, Brighton, Reigate and Crawley. For hospitals in Kent many trainees move to rent each year due to the scale of commuting."

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. Trainees can sometimes give a preference for specific rotations such as Paediatrics and Spine.”

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?

 

Yes

 

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

 

"No. There is one in development."

 

10. How often is deanery teaching?

 

"Twice per month."

 

 

11. Where is deanery teaching held?

 

Rotating peripheral locations

 

 

12. Is there an annual meeting?

 

Yes

 

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?

 

Brighton and Sussex Medical School

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

 

N/A

 

 

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?

 

"KSS offers excellent training however trainees should be aware there is often a large amount of commuting due to the scale of the deanery."

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JOURNAL CLUB

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TRAINEE COLLABORATIVE

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CLINICAL TRIALS UNIT

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NIHR ACADEMIC CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP

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REGULAR RESEARCH MEETINGS

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