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Ratings

GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
79.30
Clinical Supervision
97.10
Clinical Supervision OOH
94.60
Workload
33.00
Supportive Environment
70.00
Rota Design
75.00
Adequate Experience
78.60
Educational Supervision
88.40
Local Teaching
64.30
Teamwork
78.60
Educational Governance
71.40
Curriculum Coverage
78.60
Feedback
74.30
Study Leave
46.70
Reporting systems
75.00
Induction
83.60
Handover
83.90
Facilities
74.30
Reviews (1)
Overall
3.6
Review
This job is very well supported by registrars and consultants alike. The consultants are a very friendly bunch and are all on first name terms. They’re generally very approachable and seem to genuinely care. That said, I found this job quite a slog. A ‘short day’ is 8-6, and the workload is fairly high. There is a culture of staying late, often for quite minor jobs, and working through lunch which I found fairly frustrating. There is also a lot of extra paperwork (endless MDMs that need documenting!). The decisions are also very senior led so the SHO job can feel more like an FY1 job at times (lots of EDNs etc), however on balance there is also excellent and approachable support at any time for queries. Everyone was very willing to teach and I found the teaching to be absolutely excellent. Both pertinent and excellently delivered. The registrars are also very supportive for getting procedures signed off and are very patient and instructive with this. I’ve marked this job down for friendliness, not for the medical team but for the nurses. The nurses are some of the most unhelpful I’ve worked with, which doesn’t ease the job! The hours made this job tough for me as if a short day (without lunch!) is 10hrs, add in some frequent long days/weekends and it becomes tiring fast. I’m personally not at all interested in renal medicine, so the quality of the work didn’t balance out enough of the slog for me. If you are in interested in renal then this would likely be a tiring but enjoyable rotation with lots of opportunities for research and mentor ship from a caring consultant body.
Renal Medicine
Internal Medicine Training
King's College Hospital
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