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Percival Pott

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This information was provided by:

Mr Ossama Al-Obaedi

ST5

1. Who is the training programme director?

Mr Pramod Achan

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

Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals

(Royal Free NHS Trust)

Great Ormond Street Hospital

 

Newham University Hospital

Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow

Queen's Hospital, Romford

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

The Royal London Hospital

University College Hospital

Whittington Hospital

Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge (Exchange program)

3. Where do trainees generally live? 

 

“Trainees generally live around North/Central or East London.”

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?

 

"No. There is a mix of trauma and elective work. ST3s generally start at a major trauma centre to experience the management of polytrauma patients."

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

 

"Yes. There is a ST3 bootcamp course that is typically held at The Royal London Hospital."

 

8. Is there an arthroplasty focussed ST4 year?

No

 

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

"No. Post exam trainees are encouraged to develop other aspects of their portfolio including leadership, management, innovation and commercial aspects."

 

 

10. How often is deanery teaching?

 

"Monthly (full day of teaching). These are themed teaching days that involves a mix of lectures and technical skills workshops with industry sponsorship and use of simulation facilities."

 

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?

 

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

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 Danyal Nawabi

 

 

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

"The Pott Rotation is the oldest training rotation in the country, and is the first to merge the registrar and senior registrar posts and go beyond geographical boundaries to offer the best training. It is unique in offering training opportunities in a superb combination of internationally renowned trauma, elective and paediatric units.

 

80% of the trainees achieve an international fellowship and 80% get a job in a teaching hospital on completing their training."

19. Useful links:

https://pottrotation.co.uk/home 

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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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