Kent, Surrey and Sussex
This information was provided by:
1. Who is the training programme director?
Mr Matthew Solan
2. Please list all of the hospitals in your deanery.
Conquest Hospital, Hastings
Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford
Eastbourne District General
East Surrey Hospital
Frimley Park Hospital
Medway Maritime Hospital
Princess Royal Hospital,
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
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?
7. Does the deanery offer an ST3 bootcamp or equivalent induction?
8. Is there an arthroplasty focussed ST4 year?
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?
13. Are there associated registrar presentations and prizes?
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)?
17. Can you name any FRCS Gold Medal Winners from your deanery?
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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