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3 Reasons to Train in Radiology in Leicester, Nottingham, Northampton and Derby


The East Midlands is centrally located and offers world class sport, arts and culture. With house prices around 60% cheaper than in London it also offers a low cost of living despite being just 90 minutes from the capital by train.

The Radiology training programme offers high levels of support and one-to-one training. Keep reading for more reasons why you should train in Radiology in the East Midlands.

1. Superb training facilities

One of the main reasons to train in the East Midlands is because of the range of dedicated training facilities. Your rotations are designed to give you broad and varied range of skills at both city and more rural hospitals. And, thanks to the unique geography of the region, these hospitals are all easy to reach.

At each of the sites you will have a dedicated office within the main department with IT facilities and a wide range of learning resources including an extensive bank of hard copy imaging cases. In addition, all trainees benefit from an exclusive free subscription to the following IT resources:

  • Stat Dx - an online resource with a variety of cases that is a vital teaching tool whilst reporting
  • IMAIOS e-anatomy - an award winning interactive atlas of human anatomy. It is a valuable resource throughout training, particularly during preparation for the first FRCR examination
  • Radiology-Integrated Training Initiative (RITI) - this offers a comprehensive bank of RCR approved e-learning modules that are a valuable learning resource

Facilities also include Leicester Royal Infirmary's  interventional simulation suite containing equipment for angioplasty and ultrasound guided biopsy training. The Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham boasts a large imaging centre including facilities for plain film radiology, urography, barium studies, angiography and interventional radiology, neuroradiology, cardiac radiology, ultrasound, obstetric ultrasound, paediatric radiology, nuclear medicine, CT and MR.

2. Structured training programme

Training in the East Midlands gives you a wealth of knowledge and experience and the opportunity to train in the sub-specialties of your choice. You'll be under the supervision of one or more consultants and generally benefit from one-to-one training. And, as well as a weekly structured training programme you'll attend regular consultant-led meetings to discuss interesting and unusual cases.

In addition, Leicester Radiology Courses organize popular national radiology training courses to improve the standard of local and national radiology education. The income is used to benefit local radiology trainees including travel bursaries for international conferences, subscriptions to online learning resources and subsidising attendance to radiology courses.

3. Excellent research opportunities

Research is encouraged at all levels of training within the East Midlands Radiology programme. You'll be involved in ongoing grant-supported research in a variety of areas including links with cardiovascular, oncology, respiratory, hepato-biliary and forensic pathology departments.

You'll also have the opportunity to be involved in interesting and varied research projects. For example, the East Midlands team were actively involved with the scanning and interpretation of the remains of King Richard III, which received extensive coverage and recognition in the national media.

To find out more about the unique benefits of training in the East Midlands click here.

For more information, speak to one of our Training Programme Directors:

Dr Arif Syed

Dr Adam Thomas -