The Centre for Postgraduate Medical Education is part of the South West Peninsula Deanery based in Plymouth. It provides Foundation, Core Medical and Specialty Training, and Primary Care Training for Junior Doctors throughout Cornwall.
Each year, 282 Junior Doctors are recruited to training posts within Cornwall, 264 of which are Junior Doctor posts at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, with the remaining 28 working in General Practice, Psychiatry and Community Hospitals.
The Postgraduate Medical Education Centre
The purpose-built Postgraduate Centre has excellent facilities with a fully equipped Simulation Suite, Clinical Skills Centre, 150-seat lecture theatre, meeting rooms, dining area and state-of-the-art video conferencing facilities.
The Knowledge Spa is also an excellent venue for training events and has an extensive library available to all staff.
The Postgraduate Centre also provides a wide range of specialist skills courses for clinical and non-clinical NHS staff in Cornwall. These include Resuscitation and ALERT Courses, study days in specialist clinical subjects and for staff grade, associate specialist and specialty doctors.
Each year the Centre hosts an MRCP/ PACES Exam for the Royal College of Physicians in October and a PACES Revision Course for Core Medical Trainees in the Peninsula, in May.