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The South Coast’s attractiveness as a
retirement destination and with the baby boomer population ageing
fast, there is no shortage of good experience in Geriatrics to be
had in Wessex.
Well developed clinical and research units
allow any blend of clinical and academic Geriatrics to be melded
together to create the perfect platform for a consultant post in
the last bastion of true General Medicine.
Subspecialty interests can be fostered with
many of the sites offering excellent experience in the main
subspecialties of falls, movement disorders, stroke,
orthogeriatrics, etc and the rotations available easily provide the
experience required to fulfil the needs of both the GIM and
Geriatrics curricula. In addition, every department on the rotation
is viewed as friendly and approachable.
Research is based around the well developed
MRC centre at
Southampton, but is not limited to Southampton. There is the chance
for trainees to extend their academic skills through an Academic
Fellowship or Out of Programme Experience. There is an active
research training programme as part of the WESTEC
programme and research opportunities in many of the slots
available, the subject of which depends on individual department’s
interests or the trainee’s needs. All registrars are expected to
pursue a research project or a period of additional study, subject
to the training needs and requirements of individuals.
There is a well-established training programme
for specialist registrars, the WESTEC
programme. There are regular training days throughout the year.
Specialist registrars are expected to attend these and are also
expected to contribute to the meetings at intervals. There are also
local General Acute Medicine training days which specialist
registrars are expected to attend. Within Wessex there are various
systems in place for Acute Medicine training days. Portsmouth have
a rolling half day per month (trainees from the Isle of Wight are
also invited); Dorset have 1 full day every other month at
Dorchester/Poole/Bournemouth; Southampton and Winchester have
combined meetings held on 1 day on alternate months at Southampton.
Salisbury trainees are able to join any of these training days and
are advised to contact the relevant person to ensure that they
attend the minimum requirement of training days.
Hospitals on the Wessex Geriatrics rotation
(also ePortfolio contact)
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