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This information was provided by:

Anonymous trainee

1. Who is the training programme director?

Mr Brian Mockford

2. Please list all of the hospitals in your deanery.

Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry

Craigavon Area Hospital

Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast

Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

Ulster Hospital, Belfast

3. Where do trainees generally live? 

 

“Most trainees tend to live in Belfast.”

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 every six months. Trainee's generally can give a preference." 

 

6. Is there a trauma focussed ST3 year?

 

Yes

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?

 

"Weekly on Friday afternoons."

 

11. Where is deanery teaching held?

 

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?

 

Queen's University Belfast

16. What was the overall FRCS pass rate in your deanery in the last 3 years (including both parts and all attempts)?

 

100%

 

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

 

N/A

 

 

18. Are there any other interesting or important facts to mention?

 

"Overall excellent teaching and opportunity for high volume operative experience for trainees preparing for competent and confident consultant practice."

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JOURNAL CLUB

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TRAINEE COLLABORATIVE

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CLINICAL TRIALS UNIT

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NIHR ACADEMIC CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP

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REGULAR RESEARCH MEETINGS

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