Workforce, training and education
East Midlands

Core Surgery

If you're looking for high quality Core Surgery training that boasts great exam results and superb career opportunities, the East Midlands is the region for you. Offering varied training, a great work/life balance and all the culture, sport and nightlife you could want, it's a great place to develop your surgery career.

Keep reading to find out more.

Unique geography of region gives you wide experience and a stable home life

When you train in Core Surgery in the East Midlands you'll benefit from a wide and varied training programme. You'll gain experience in six four-month themed posts including:

  • General Surgery
  • Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Urology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • ENT/Otolaryngology

Your training will be based in both large teaching and district general hospitals, giving you wide exposure to both large urban and smaller, rural facilities. One of the main benefits of training in Core Surgery in the East Midlands is that your placements are geographically close. This means that it is easy to reach the various hospitals and teaching centres, meaning you don't face a lengthy commute or the prospect of regularly moving home.

You'll enjoy a great work/life balance and have the opportunity to put down roots, safe in the knowledge that all your training is close by.

"I have managed to successfully pass both parts of my MRCS and get involved in local teaching and research projects and have managed to log many more procedures as principle operator than counterparts in the traditionally more popular deaneries such as Oxford and London. I feel that my time spent in the East Midlands has set me up very well for ST3 applications and life as a registrar" - John Jeffery, Trainee

High quality Core Surgery training with superb exam results and career opportunities

The Core Surgery programme in the East Midlands is well-established with excellent buy-in from consultants. This means you will benefit from high quality training and you'll join a scheme with a superb success rate.

Over the last three years, just under half of core trainees completing two years of training in the region progressed directly into registrar (ST3) posts. The exam success rate at MRCS is in excess of 85% and in the latest quality assurance survey, 79% of East Midlands core trainees sitting the MRCS OSCE during the 12 months August 1st 2013 to 31st July 2014 were successful. This compares favourably to the National average of 60%.

Great career opportunities, easy access to research and superb exam results; just three reasons why you should choose the East Midlands for your Core Surgery training.

Live and work in one of the UK's most vibrant, beautiful and affordable regions

When you train in the East Midlands you'll benefit from a programme that allows you to strike a great work/life balance. You'll stay within a small area for the duration of your training, allowing you to put down roots in one place.

House prices in the region are, on average, 44% lower than the South East and 62% lower than London. A superb road and rail network means you're less than two hours from London, Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds while East Midlands international airport serves over 90 destinations including New York, Paris, Amsterdam and Rome.

In addition, when you live in the East Midlands you'll benefit from:

  • An important film, music and cultural scene - enjoy the UK's oldest comedy festival, world-class concert venues, nationally renowned drama, an international film festival and the largest Diwali celebrations outside India
  • High quality sport - watch Test cricket, the British Grand Prix, Premier League football, top-flight rugby and international water sports
  • A great social life - with 9 universities in the region you're never short of a night out
  • World-class days out - talk a stroll through Sherwood Forest, enjoy the National Videogame Arcade, see the brand new King Richard III Visitors Centre, hike in the Peak District, marvel at Lincoln Cathedral or walk through history at the Royal Crown Derby factory

For more information on Core Surgical training in the East Midlands contact one of our Training Programme Directors:

Core Surgical Training North      Ms Katherine Smith

Core Surgical Training South     Mr Harjeet Rayt

Core Surgical Training South     Mr Alwyn Abraham