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This information was provided by:

Mr Oliver Beaumont

ST3

1. Who is the training programme director?

Mr Simon Thomas

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

Bristol Children's Hospital

Bristol Royal Infirmary

Cheltenham General Hospital

Gloucesterershire Royal Hospital

Great Western Hospital (Swindon)

Musgrove Park Hospital (Taunton)

Royal United Hospital (Bath)

Southmead (North Bristol Trust)

Yeovil District Hospital

3. Where do trainees generally live? 

 

“Most trainees live in or around Bristol or Bath to make all hospitals commutable. Due to the geography and the option to preference posts, trainees can feasibly live anywhere in the region.”

4. How easy is it to commute to different sites, and is there car parking available?

 

 

5. How are rotations are allocated?

“Trainees can preference jobs every six months. They are usually in the same hospital for 12 months at a time. Preference is normally granted to more senior trainees first.”

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?

 

"Every Friday afternoon."

 

 

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?

 

Bristol Medical School

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

 

97%

 

 

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

 

Simon Kelley, Claire Topliss

 

 

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

 

"Severn deanery consistently scores very highly (usually top) in the national trainee survey. We have an excellent registrars group (BORG-Bristol Orthopaedic Registrars Group ) that coordinates teaching, courses and research as well as socials and sporting events. We have excellent representation in BOTA (British Orthopaedic Trainees Association) and at the BOA (British Orthopaedic Association) meetings. We also have strong links with fellowships across the world.

 

We have a tertiary major trauma centre, with further tertiary spine centres, frames and limb reconstruction.

 

We have well established links with Bahir Dar in Ethiopia with registrars travelling to teach and gain valuable experience several times per year for 1-2 weeks at a time. "

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