The Peninsula Deanery Rotation of O&G Trainees

There are five hospitals in the Deanery in which ‘run-through’ O&G training takes place. It is expected that Doctors in training will rotate during their training to at least 3 of the hospitals.

At entry to the Specialty, Doctors in training are offered their ST1 placement according to their ranking at national selection.

The ST2 year and ST3 year are linked and will take place in one of the 4 larger units so rotation between units is expected after ST1, ST3 and ST5.

ST4 and ST5 may be in one or two units, depending on a number of factors.

ST6 and ST7 are usually undertaken in the same unit as ATSM training takes place over 2 years.

After time ‘out of programme’, a Doctor in training will usually return to the same unit they left.

Each year in February, the School Education Programme Manager will circulate a ‘Doctor in training Preference’ form. Doctors in training may select 2 units they would prefer to rotate to and explain their professional reasons for doing so. Doctors in training have 4 weeks in which to fill in the form and return it to the Deanery.

The Head of School and the TPD’s will meet to discuss the allocation of Doctors in training to each unit and the rotation of Doctors in training will be agreed. At this stage, some Doctors in training may not be allocated to their preferred units so there will be discussion with these individuals prior to publication of the rotation.

By May 1st each year, Doctors in training will be notified of their placement in October.