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Oswestry

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This information was provided by:

Mr Debashis Dass, ST6

Mr Matthew Walker, ST8

Mr Kahlan Al-Kaisi, ST5

1. Who is the training programme director?

Mr Nigel Kiely

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

County Hospital, Stafford

 

Hereford County Hospital

New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton

Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt

Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Royal Stoke University Hospital

Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley

Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor

3. Where do trainees generally live? 

 

“Common areas include Shrewsbury, Stoke and Nantwich.”

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 year. 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

 

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?

 

Keele University

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?

 

Mr Prasad Rao, Mr Rohit Singh and Mr Anuj Jaiswal​

 

 

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

 

"Oswestry is where the father of orthopaedics in the UK was established. The Oswestry disability index, which is commonly used in spines, was developed at the RJAH. It is also an excellent deanery for exam preparation and success, with 100% FRCS pass rate on the first attempt".

19. Useful links:

http://www.bota.org.uk/uk-regional-links/training-regions/west-midlands/oswestry-stoke-rotation/

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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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