North West (East)
This information was provided by:
Mr Saleem Mastan
1. Who is the training programme director?
Mr Jaysheel Mehta
2. Please list all of the hospitals in your deanery.
Blackpool Victoria Hospital
Fairfield General Hospital
Furness General Hospital
Manchester Royal Infirmary
North Manchester General Hospital
Royal Albert Edward Infirmary
Royal Blackburn Hospital
Royal Bolton Hospital
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
The Royal Oldham Hospital
Royal Preston Hospital
Salford Royal Hospital
Stepping Hill Hospital
Tameside General Hospital
Trafford General Hospital
3. Where do trainees generally live?
“Didsbury or Worsley are most common.”
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 6 months. We are given notice of the rotations 12 months in advance. From ST7/ST8, trainees are allowed to choose their own rotation, depending on what the trainee would like to do / sub-specialise in.”
6. Is there a trauma focussed ST3 year?
7. Does the deanery offer an ST3 bootcamp or equivalent induction?
"Yes, there is an enhanced induction bootcamp."
8. Is there an arthroplasty focussed ST4 year?
"There is an arthroplasty focussed ST3 year."
9. Is there a post-exam dedicated teaching program (i.e. preparation for consultant)?
10. How often is deanery teaching?
"Every Friday afternoon."
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?
Manchester 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?
Nikhil Shah, Numan Shah
18. Are there any other interesting or important facts to mention?
"Your job allocation is based on what you need. For example if you are short on osteotomies, you will be sent to a job which historically produces large numbers of osteotomies. This rotation favours all trainees, even those that may be struggling.
The TPD is highly involved in our rotation and is very supportive and approachable to our individual needs which makes training much easier. The TPD will have regular meetings with the trainees so everything is very open and transparent. The teaching programme is also led by a very enthusiastic consultant who really does above and beyond, and despite lockdown occurring, it has flown well.
It's a great place to train. I would recommend it to anyone who is applying for ST3! "
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