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This information was provided by:

Mr Adeel Ikram

ST6

1. Who is the training programme director?

Professor Ben Ollivere

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

Chesterfield Royal Hospital​

King's Mill Hospital

Nottingham City Hospital

Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham

Royal Derby Hospital

3. Where do trainees generally live? 

 

“Most trainees live in Nottingham or Derby.”

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?

 

"Trainees experience trauma in both ST3 and ST4."

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

 

No

 

8. Is there an arthroplasty focussed ST4 year?

"No. Trainees experience arthroplasty in ST3 and ST4."

 

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

"No. Post-exam trainees are encouraged to develop their portfolio including management and leadership."

 

10. How often is deanery teaching?

 

"Every Friday afternoon."

 

11. Where is deanery teaching held?

 

Rotating peripheral locations

 

12. Is there an annual meeting?

 

"Yes. There are three annual meetings: Malkin, Newton, and East Midlands Orthopaedic Research Meeting (EMORM)."

 

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 Nottingham

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?

 

"Rotations include the busiest major trauma centre, with the highest volume of orthopaedic trauma in the UK, a dedicated tertiary elective unit, district general hospitals, and the Pulvertaft Hand Centre.

 

Geographically we are a small deanery with most trainees living in Nottingham / Derby for the entire 6 year rotation.

 

Approximately 40% of our trainees are female, and we have the first female Professor of orthopaedics in the UK, as our medical school dean."

19. Useful links:

http://nottsortho.co.uk/

1.

JOURNAL CLUB

2.

TRAINEE COLLABORATIVE

3.

CLINICAL TRIALS UNIT

4.

NIHR ACADEMIC CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP

5.

REGULAR RESEARCH MEETINGS

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