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This information was provided by:

Mr Graeme Hancock

ST8

1. Who is the training programme director?

Mr Kevin Wembridge

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

Barnsley Hospital

Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Northern General Hospital, Sheffield

Rotherham General Hospital

Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

Sheffield Children's Hospital

3. Where do trainees generally live? 

 

“Most trainees live in West Sheffield (Fulwood, Crookes, Ecclesall, Greystones, Nether Edge), but some live either north or east of Sheffield City which gives easy access to all of the hospitals on the rotation.”

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

 

 

5. How are rotations are allocated?

“The intention is to allocate each year, but currently done in 6 month periods. Trainees can generally express preferences.”

6. Is there a trauma focussed ST3 year?

 

"The intention is to have a trauma placement within the first year but this is not always possible. There is plenty of opportunity to do trauma cases in all other subspecialties."

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, but there is discussion amongst the TPD team to commence this."

 

10. How often is deanery teaching?

 

"Weekly, every Friday afternoon- no clinical activities for trainees in the whole region."

 

 

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?

 

Sheffield Medical School

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 Sanjeev Sharma (Part 1 Medal)

 

 

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

 

"There is an extensive mock exam timetable annually in the region consisting of a main (vivas and clinical cases) mock and clinical mocks for upper limb, lower limb and paediatrics separately. We consider this an outstanding feature of the rotation and we have the longest run currently of any Deanery for Part 2 success at the first attempt.

 

Registrars’ Day, run on the second Friday of every July is a research presentation day for all registrars and again is an outstanding feature of the rotation. Each trainee presents, followed by a guest presentation, and a light-hearted review of the year. Best presentation is awarded the Getty plate. This is well supported by industry and an evening meal and entertainment is attended by most regional consultants and secretaries.

 

Two trainees run the teaching programme each year, one organises Registrars’ Day, and one is social secretary to organise group evenings out (along with a meal after every mock exam). As a relatively small rotation (20-25 trainees) and small geographically, we have a good social element. This is also a benefit for most consultants in the region being familiar with all trainees. "

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