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Programme Director, Dr Kate Schroeder,
Specialty Manager, Elizabeth Martin, email@example.com.
Genitourinary Medicine is a specialty which
embraces both primary and secondary care. It provides a
service to individuals and to public health. Dealing with the
detection, treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted
infections is immensely rewarding, requiring a non-judgemental
approach, good communication skills and a fascination with the
behaviour of humans and pathogens alike. Comprehensive care for
infection, including inpatient and antenatal care, provides a
complex and rapidly evolving area of medicine to challenge the most
enquiring minds and maintain general medical skills. Broader sexual
health needs such as psychosexual medicine, sexual assault services
and contraception are also catered for.
Specialty Training in Genitourinary Medicine
in Wessex is a four year programme with posts in Bournemouth,
Portsmouth and Southampton. Trainees will usually rotate between
two sites. There are many opportunities to be involved with audit,
research and education, as well as a clinical attachment to a
London Centre to increase exposure to
The primary aim of all posts is the training
programme developed and there is a region wide syllabus and minimum
standards of education agreed by all Trusts within the
The Deanery is committed to developing
postgraduate training programmes as laid down by
Colleges and Faculties and by
Postgraduate Deans Network. At local level college/specialty tutors
work with the Programme Director and Directors of Medical Education
in supervising these programmes. Trainees will be expected to take
part in these programmes (including audit) and to attend meetings
with their nominated educational supervisor.
All posts within the training programme are
recognised for postgraduate training by the Postgraduate Medical
Education Training Board in accordance with their standards for
Study leave is granted in accordance with
Deanery/Trust policy and are subject to the maintenance of the
All posts have a service element and the
following covers the majority of duties, however there will be minor variations
in different hospitals.
Wessex Specialty trainees in Genitourinary
Medicine will rotate between four posts in three departments
(2 posts in Southampton, 1 in Portsmouth, 1 in Bournemouth) over a
four year period. Each post will usually be for 12 months. Most
trainees will spend two years in Southampton and one year each in
Portsmouth and Bournemouth.
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