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Clinical Genetics

Clinical Genetics

Lots of one-to-one training, excellent research opportunities and teaching from some of the world's leading genetics experts. These are just three of the reasons why you should develop your Clinical Genetics career in the East Midlands.

Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Lincoln are thriving and vibrant cities boasting everything from world class music and theatre to international sport. Keep reading to find out more about why you should train in Clinical Genetics in the East Midlands.

High quality, one-to-one training in a small and friendly department

When you come to train in Clinical Genetics in the East Midlands you'll join a small and experienced team with an excellent consultant to trainee ratio. This means that you will benefit from a huge amount of one-to-one training and support to broaden your experience and knowledge.

You will join one of two training carousels, one based at the Nottingham Regional Clinical Genetics Service at the Nottingham City Hospital and one at the Leicester Regional Genetics Service at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. This approach means you benefit from stability in terms of where you're located while retaining excellent opportunities to gain sub-speciality experience alongside different consultants based in the other centre.

Our consultants specialise in a wide variety of areas and this means you will have lots of opportunities to go through unusual and interesting cases on a one-to-one basis. And, you will be able to cherry pick the patients that you see in order to get a broad range of experience.

When you train in the East Midlands you will have access to specialised clinics including:

  • National Paediatric Ataxia-Telangiectasia Clinic
  • Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic
  • Cardiac Genetics Clinic
  • Dysmorphology Clinic
  • Endocrine Genetics Clinic (will start from June 2015)
  • Joint Lymphoedema/Genetics Clinic
  • Urgent Prenatal Genetics clinics
  • Von Hippel Lindau clinic
  • Inherited Breast and Bowel Cancer Susceptibility Clinics

As well as access to a wide choice of sub-specialties your training will also include four weeks in the molecular genetics laboratory and four weeks in the cytogenetics laboratory in order to gain hands-on experience of the tests performed by these facilities.

With a high number of consultants you will benefit from focused input and a first-class level of supervision. With world renowned experts in the region you will also learn from the best, including DNA fingerprinting pioneer Sir Alec Jeffreys, cardiovascular geneticist Professor David Brook and Professor John Armour whose innovations have included Multiplex Amplifiable Probe Hybridisation (MAPH).

As well as the high quality of training you will receive there are also lots of other compelling reasons to develop your career in the East Midlands. Keep reading to discover more.

Culture, history and countryside - just three reasons to come to the East Midlands

Centrally located, making it easy to reach London, Birmingham, Leeds and the rest of the UK, the East Midlands is the perfect place to train. The region is also famous for:

  • Culture - The East Midlands boasts a rich and varied culture and arts scene. Nottingham hosts world class modern art and music, Derby boasts a dedicated dance and arts centre while Leicester's Caribbean carnival is the biggest in the UK after Notting Hill. 
  • History - The resting place of King Richard III, a world famous crooked spire and one of the finest Roman cities in the country are all in the East Midlands. Take a trip around Lincoln Cathedral, visit the stunning Rockingham Castle or head to the National Space Centre in Leicester to see the evolution of space exploration.
  • Countryside - From the Peak District National Park to Sherwood Forest, the region boasts some of the UK's most beautiful countryside. Whether you enjoy walking, cycling or you simply want to be close to rivers, forests and parks to enjoy with your  family, the East Midlands has everything you could want. 

For more information, speak to our Training Programme Director:

Dr Mohnish Suri - mohnish.suri@nuh.nhs.uk

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