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Ratings

GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
53.80
Clinical Supervision
74.80
Clinical Supervision OOH
77.50
Workload
42.60
Supportive Environment
43.10
Rota Design
62.80
Adequate Experience
57.00
Educational Supervision
71.90
Local Teaching
38.10
Teamwork
57.80
Educational Governance
57.20
Curriculum Coverage
54.40
Feedback
51.60
Study Leave
53.30
Reporting systems
62.80
Induction
71.30
Handover
51.30
Facilities
51.60
Reviews (1)
Overall
4
Review
This was an excellent FY2 job overall. The job is team based, so you are attached to a consultant and senior registrar. You are very much a “surgical SHO” in the sense that your rota is made up of clinic, theatre, endoscopy, admin time and on-calls. Your “team” is responsible for all patients admitted during your consultants on call week until they are discharged. Ward rounds would usually be done by SHO and/ or registrar outside of on calls. The rota was quite tough (5 week on-call “block” which included 7x 13 hour shifts in a row), but senior support from registrars was excellent both in and out of hours. On-call would involve taking referrals from the wards/ ED. There was a separate CEPOD team for emergency theatre 8-5 Monday-Friday, and GP referrals would go to surgical ambulatory care during these hours. I think that the FY1s had a tougher time of it as they were expected to join several ward rounds simultaneously and cover the wards mostly independently. There was always parking available at the hospital. You also got your own locker in the theatre changing rooms and a pair of shoes for theatre (!). I imagine that your experience of the job could vary depending on which team you are assigned to and your level of interest in surgery. However, I would highly recommend this job to anyone interested in pursuing surgery as a career (or experiencing actual training in a foundation job).
General Surgery
Foundation Programme
University Hospital Wishaw
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