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This information was provided by:

Mr Simon Weil

ST5

1. Who is the training programme director?

Mr Alex Trompeter

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

Croydon University Hospital

Epsom and St Helier University Hospital

Kingston Hospital

South West London Elective Orthopaedic

Centre

St George's University Hospital

3. Where do trainees generally live? 

 

“Common areas include Tooting, Balham, Clapham, Kingston and Croydon.”

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?

Yes

 

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

Yes

 

 

10. How often is deanery teaching?

 

"Approximately every other week."

 

11. Where is deanery teaching held?

 

Rotating peripheral locations

 

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?

 

St George's Medical School

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

 

88%

 

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

 

Mr Alex Trompeter, Mr Jeremy Granville-Chapman

 

 

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

"South West London deanery offers an excellent breadth of experience within a small geographical area. The small size of the deanery allows for mostly short commute times and good social oppertunities. The rotation shares both a teaching program and two annual research meetings with KSS rotation allowing for plenty of options to present work regionally.

 

A majority of the elective orthopaedic practise is done at the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC) which treats more than 5,000 patients a year and allows for minimal disruption to elective lists.

 

We hold the annual Paul Calvert Cup golf tournament where the registrars compete against the consultants and is a great day out."

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