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This information was provided by:

Mr Saleem Mastan

ST4

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

Wythenshawe 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?

 

No

 

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)?

 

Yes

 

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

 

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?

 

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)?

 

N/A

 

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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