The highly-regarded gastroenterology / GIM training programme is 5 years in duration, starting with competitive entry at ST3 level. During this time, the trainee’s work will be monitored for satisfactory progress and subject to annual reviews in the form of ARCPs. Progression on the programme will be dependent upon these reviews.
There are 12 posts within the Health Education Thames Valley programme in Gastroenterology/General Internal Medicine.
Milton Keynes Hosp: 2 posts – Gastroenterology and G(I)M
Royal Berks Hosp: 3 posts – Gastroenterology and G(I)M
John Radcliffe, Oxford: 3 posts – Gastroenterology / Hepatology
Horton Hospital: 2 posts – Gastroenterology and G(I)M
Bucks Hospitals: 2 posts – Gastroenterology and G(I)M
The rotation is built up on an individual basis taking into account the trainee’s interests, training requirements and prior experience. These requirements will be balanced by the availability of local posts and the needs of others in the Training Programme. A rotation will usually consist of a year 1 placement in either Banbury or Milton Keynes. Subsequently trainees may move to either Reading or High Wycombe. All of these posts currently include high-intensity general medicine on-call. A year of training in Oxford tends to occur in year 3 or 4, without GIM on-call. Over a 5 year period most trainees will spend 12 months at each of the training centres.
Please feel free to contact me directly with any queries:
Dr Aminda (Des) de Silva, Consultant gastroenterologist & TPD Oxford Gastroenterology