Postgraduate Study



Our Foundation Programme offers a broad and varied approach across our hospitals, and we'll support your transition from medical school to Foundation training every step of the way with our team of peers, consultants, and medical education staff.

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HEKSS runs its East Kent Foundation training scheme from the Education Centre at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital

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General Practice Specialty Training

Our GP training scheme is delivered across all three of our acute hospitals, and includes placements with other local NHS organisations in psychiatry, general practice, and hospice care.

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Our paediatric and child health services include generalist and a number of specialist services. We have close links with a number of tertiary centres as well as level 3 neonatal care. Whether you are a medical student or higher specialist doctor in training you will receive the learning and experience to suit your needs.

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We are a leading centre for surgery and a regional trauma centre. We offer surgical training across all of our sites covering a large range of specialties. We offer one of the biggest ranges of day surgery in the country. The Urology Department is one of the largest in the UK and is one of only five centres to be recognised by The Urology Foundation, the European Robotic Urological Section and the British Association of Urological Surgeons as a training centre.

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Obstetrics & Gynaecology

We provide acute obstetric and gynaecology services at both QEQMH Margate and WHH Ashford with day surgery, oncology, colposcopy and fertility delivered across our other sites.

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Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) Training

ACCS and Emergency Medicine - EKHUFT provides the highest quality of training in all components of Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) and Emergency Medicine (EM) training.

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Anaesthetics & Intensive Care Medicine

East Kent offers excellent training opportunities on all three main sites in both Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine: Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital (QEQMH) in Margate, Kent & Canterbury Hospital (K&CH) in Canterbury and the William Harvey Hospital (WHH) in Ashford.

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As one of the largest trusts in the country, East Kent is able to offer the widest range of education and training opportunities in medical specialties. With busy and varied services and a diverse patient demographic, there is a rich experience on offer with us.

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The histopathology trainee posts allow trainees to develop skills in line with the Royal College of Pathology curriculum whilst being supported by the cellular pathology department. Learning opportunities and service commitments are dependent on the grade of the trainee. Support is offered from the educational supervisor, who collates feedback from other consultants, meets with the trainee regularly often informally and gives regular feedback

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Radiology is very Consultant-delivered, resulting in excellent levels of Consultant/trainee contact, and very good supervision

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