North West London
This information was provided by:
Mr Piyush Mahapatra, ST8
Mr Amit Chawla, ST4
1. Who is the training programme director?
Ms Jacqueline Waterman
2. Please list all of the hospitals in your deanery.
North West Thames:
Charing Cross Hospital
Chelsea & Westminister
St Mary's Hospital
West Middlesex University Hospital
Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore
University College Hospital, London
Watford General Hospital
Wexham Park Hospital
3. Where do trainees generally live?
“Trainees generally live in West London. Common areas include Acton, Ealing and Hammersmith.”
4. How easy is it to commute to different sites, and is there car parking available?
5. How are rotations are allocated?
“Trainees are usually given a 'Grid' at the start of training, which outlines their rotations for the full six years. They generally can express a preference."
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)?
10. How often is deanery teaching?
"Two to four times a month."
11. Where is deanery teaching held?
"Usually one central location."
12. Is there an annual meeting?
Yes, the Lipmann Kessel Day
13. Are there associated registrar presentations and prizes?
14. Is there an established research infrastructure for trainees?
15. What is the affiliated medical school?
Imperial College School of Medicine
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. Useful links:
CLINICAL TRIALS UNIT
NIHR ACADEMIC CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP
REGULAR RESEARCH MEETINGS
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