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Wessex

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This information was provided by:

Ms Victoria Morrison-Jones

ST3

1. Who is the training programme director?

Mr S Sleight

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

Basingstoke & North Hampshire

Hospital

Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester

Christchurch Hospital

Poole Hospital

Queen Alexandra Hospital,

Portsmouth

Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Royal Hampshire County Hospital,

Winchester

Salisbury District Hospital

Southampton General Hospital

St Mary's Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight

3. Where do trainees generally live? 

 

“A variety of locations including Winchester, Southampton, and Romsey.”

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 generally can give a preference.”

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

 

Yes

 

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

 

Yes

 

8. How often is deanery teaching?

 

Monthly

 

 

9. Where is deanery teaching held?

 

Rotating peripheral locations

 

 

10. Is there an annual meeting?

 

No

 

11. Are there associated registrar presentations and prizes?

 

No

 

 

12. Is there an established research infrastructure for trainees?

 

 

 

13. What is the affiliated medical school?

 

University of Southampton

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

 

100%

 

 

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

 

"Be aware you could work on the Isle of Wight for a year. On the other hand there is a breadth of specialist centres. Wessex has 2 HPB units (Basingstoke and Southampton). Basingstoke is a national centre for pseudomyxoma peritonei and appendiceal cancers. Portsmouth does renal transplant."

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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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