Teaching & Training.

Trainees are encouraged to attend biannual educational courses arranged by the British Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery (BAPRAS) and the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH).

Trainees are expected to engage in audit and research aiming with a view to presenting their output at the annual meetings of either BAPRAS or BSSH. Similarly, publication of academic work in specialist plastic surgical journals would be expected.

Attainment is assessed regularly against the standards set out in the Reference Guide for Postgraduate Specialty Training in the UK known as the ‘Gold Guide’. Trainees are expected to record their progress and achievement using the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Project (ISCP). Progress will be formally assessed at an Annual Review of Competency Progression (ARCP) at which all members of the Specialist Training Committee (STC) and the head of the School of Surgery will be present.

Study Leave

Applications for study leave are made to the rota administrator. Claims for expenses should be sent to the hospitals postgraduate department. The Deanery no longer assigns a set study budget to each trainee. In order to meet the curriculum requirements and an individuals training needs, trainees may receive more funding at one level then another.

View the policy section to see the policy on study leave.