Trauma & Orthopaedic Regional Training Days
The Peninsula Trauma and Orthopaedic Training Programme training days take place on the first, third and fifth Friday of every month except for August. The 3 year rolling programme is designed to cover the syllabus of all Trauma and Orthopaedic topics to FRCS level but it is not exhaustive and extra reading and revision is required in order to meet and satisfy the knowledge requirements to be successful at the FRCS (Tr&Orth) exam taken after four years of successfully completed training to the satisfaction of the Higher Surgical Training Committee.
It is expected trainees attend all teaching sessions unless on annual or statutory leave. The Training Programme Director expects all trainees to send apologies if they are unable to attend and produce a work diary detailing their attendance or reasons for non-attendance for their ARCP .
It is expected that trainees with their FRCS (Tr&Orth) would attend up to 50% of the training days in order to offer their experience and recent knowledge to the more junior trainees and where needed to help in practical elements of the teaching programme. They are also expected to produce a ‘diary’ for this period and be able to justify their absence with appropriate evidence of clinical work.
The winter term is interrupted by the UKITE exam and the FRCS mock exam, held every year on the first and second Friday in December. These sessions are mandatory and it is expected that the post-FRCS trainees will attend to act as examiners along with local consultants.
The Teaching Programme/ Training Days are overseen by Mr Andrew Murphy. The programme dates are available in the table below.
Please see the School Structure page for Head of School, Training Programme Director, College Tutor and School Management contact details.
|14.09.2018||Final HIP session||Truro (held over from June)||Gavin Bartlett|
|28.09.2018||H&W Session 1||Truro||Anmar Al-Shawi & Rob Poulter|
|12.10.2018||OSCARS||Exeter||Andy Toms & Jon Evans|
|26.10.2018||H&W Session 2||Barnstaple (TBC)||Nik Jagodzinski|
|09.11.2018||H&W Session 3||Charlie Gozzard & Sue Fullilove|
|23.11.2018||H&W Session 4||Exeter (TBC)||Oliver Stone & David Stanley|
|07.12.2018||UKITE Exam||Various||Carla Miners|
|04.01.2019 (TBC)||H&W Session 5|
|18.01.2019 (TBC)||H&W Session 6|
|01.03.2019||Spine||Exeter TBC||Mike Anderton|
|15.03.2019||Spine||Taunton TBC||Ashok Subramanian|
|29.03.2019||Spine||Radiology Academy, Plymouth||Himanshu Sharma|
|26.04.2019||Foot & Ankle||St Mellion||Andy Murphy||SWOC|
|10.05.2019||Foot & Ankle||Torbay||Tom Ball & Guy Wansborough||Introduction to Foot & Ankle Term, Basic sciences, what is normal, and the diabetic foot|
|24.05.2019||Foot & Ankle||Exeter||Ian Sharpe||Hindfoot deformity and arthritis, cavovarus, planovalgus, and ankle arthritis|
|07.06.2019||Foot & Ankle||Barnstaple||Richard Cove, Jonathan P Evans & Jonathan T Evans||Forefoot into midfoot pathology, and research techniques/ collaboration session.|
|21.06.2019||Foot & Ankle||Derriford, Plymouth||Mark Westwood||Foot & ankle trauma|
|05.07.2019||No Teaching due to ARCPs|
|19.07.2019||Foot & Ankle||Truro||Richard Walter||Sports foot and ankle- Tendinopathy, ligament problems, Osteochondral lesions, etc|
|02.08.2019||SUMMER BREAKOne of these will be SWOC and another will be DCOS / Major trauma. TBC|
|13.09.2019||Shoulder & Elbow|
|13.12.2019||Mock Exam||University Hospitals Plymouth|