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This information was provided by:

Mr Piyush Mahapatra, ST8
Mr Amit Chawla, ST3

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

Ealing Hospital

Hillingdon 

Northwick Park

St Mary's Hospital

West Middlesex University Hospital

Shared/overlapping deaneries:

Barnet & Chase Farm

Hemel Hemstead

Kingston Hospital

Lister Hospital, Stevenage

Reading Hospital

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

University College Hospital, London

Watford General Hospital

Wexham Park Hospital

Whittington 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?

 

No

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

 

Yes

 

8. Is there an arthroplasty focussed ST4 year?

No

 

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

No

 

 

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

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?

 

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)?

 

90%

 

17. Can you name any FRCS Gold Medal Winners from your deanery?

 

N/A

 

 

18. Useful links:

http://www.imperialorthopaedics.org/

http://www.bota.org.uk/uk-regional-links/training-regions/london/north-west-thames/

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NIHR ACADEMIC CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP

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