Those wishing to pursue a career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology would require 7 years of specialty training, this is divided into basic, intermediate and advanced training and progression across these requires completion of Parts 1 and 2 of MRCOG.
Our trainees work across Darent Valley Hospital Dartford, Queen Mary’s Hospital Sidcup and the Community Hospital, supported by an excellent team of consultants and registrars. Placements for all training grades start in October and can be offered for 6 or 12 months.
The department is also committed to the education and development of trainees on the Foundation, General Practice and Speciality Training Programmes, and each rotation therefore consists of a range of doctors from different training grades and areas of interest.
For the complete guide on specialty training in O&G, please visit: Introduction to specialty training in O&G (rcog.org.uk).
Protected departmental teaching sessions take place on a monthly basis, alongside other teaching specific to grade/specialty. The programme is linked to curricula, with the addition of a monthly journal club facilitated by senior registrars.
Trainees are required to keep their e-Portfolios up to date; this is regularly monitored by the Clinical Education Department and support provided as required. This is a key aspect of a trainee’s learning in the programme and is an essential mandatory requirement as it provides an audit of progress and learning.
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.