Teaching & Training
Trainees are timetabled to attend the regular Friday afternoon teaching programme. This is based at the Northern General Hospital Sheffield Children’s Hospital, with visits to the DGHs on a regular basis. The teaching is of very high quality, often with invited speakers. Registrars are expected to present short talks on selected topics, and clinical cases are regularly presented. In the summer term there are dedicated FRCS Viva masterclasses.
The annual Registrars Day occurs on the second Friday of July. All registrars present papers in front of an invited external adjudicator, for award of the Getty Plate. Other runners up prizes and alternative awards are presented at the evening event, which is organised by one of the more senior trainees. This is usually themed, based on the trainees county or country of origin!
Many Registrars Day presentations go on to form the basis of podium presentations and papers at national and international meetings.
Leeds Hull Rotation
All trainees are expected to attend the weekly Friday afternoon teaching which is a combination of didactic lectures, case presentations, and viva practice. Teaching is based in Leeds but also occurs in the peripheral hospitals including those on the East coast. The syllabus is covered completely every 3 years. The Fitton Prize Day is held at the end of the academic year. All the registrars are given the opportunity to present their research or audit three times during their training.
Lastly, two skills courses are offered to junior registrars in both localities. At the start of ST3, a technical skills and dry bone workshop runs over six Friday afternoons and a cadaveric knee arthroscopy course is offered to all ST3s and ST4s.