Most of the acute admissions to Darent Valley will be assessed via the ‘Clinical Decision Unit’ (CDU), with twice daily Consultant led ward rounds and further support from an Associate Specialist and a Trust Registrar is available at all times. Apart from the generic work in ‘general internal medicine’, the trainee will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the various subspecialties available at the Trust.
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Internal Medicine Trainees (IMT) have protected teaching for 1 hour every Tuesday at 1pm which takes place in the Education Centre.
The Local Faculty Group (LFG) consists of the college tutor, medical education department, clinical and educational supervisors and allied healthcare professionals in the department.
LFG meetings take place every 4 months at the end of each rotation. This allows for feedback from both training and non-training grade doctors, and the opportunity to review highlights and areas of improvement/concerns. Trainee teaching attendance and e-portfolio progress are also discussed, to identify any factors contributing to limited educational opportunities and any further support required.
Following the LFG, feedback is presented to the Local Education Board (LEB) by each department for review.