I am Dr Iain Morrison, Local Faculty Group Lead for Radiology, and Radiology Training Programme Director for Kent. At East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust we provide the largest proportion of the training within the Kent Scheme, most of the remainder being provided in West Kent. The Kent scheme trains Radiologists in their first three (ST1 to ST3). The trainees then spend years 4 and 5 pursuing their chosen subspecialty interests. One of these years is usually spent in a linked London Teaching Hospital post, and the other within the counties of Kent, Sussex and Surrey. The location depends on the subspecialties chosen.
Within our Trust, most of the Radiology training is at Kent and Canterbury Hospital, but there are parts of the rotation which take the trainee to William Harvey Hospital and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital.
Radiology is very Consultant-delivered, resulting in excellent levels of Consultant/trainee contact, and very good supervision. The trainees are well supported with study leave, tutorials and Medical Education Department support. The trainees in Canterbury have their own room with reporting workstations and computers.
The Kent, Sussex and Surrey schemes are unusual in that they provide MSc modules during the 5 year course, with a view to finishing with an additional MSc qualification from the University of Sussex at Brighton.
Dr Iain Morrison, LFG Lead, Radiology
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