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Core and Specialty Training

This page was last updated: May 18th, 2021

Specialty Training at the Royal Cornwall Hospital is coordinated and administered by Dr Chris Williams.

CT1 & 2 level posts

CT1 & 2 level posts are available with the following rotational placements:

  • ACCS – Anaesthesia, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Respiratory Medicine & Medical Admissions.
  • Anaesthesia – Anaesthesia & Critical Care Medicine.
  • Medicine – Critical Care Medicine, Cardiology, Neurology, Eldercare, MAU, Gastroenterology, Medicine, Renal, Haematology, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Respiratory and General Medicine at West Cornwall Hospital (WCH).
  • Surgery – Critical Care Medicine, ENT, T&O, General Vascular, Urology and Emergency Medicine.
  • ST GP VTS – Emergency Medicine, Eldercare, Rheumatology, O&G, Psychiatry, Cardiology, Paediatrics, General Medicine (WCH), Oncology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Medical Admissions, Palliative Care, Rehabilitation, Dermatology, Gastroenterology and General Practice.
  • ST1 & 2 posts are also offered in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics & Ophthalmology.

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Higher Specialty Training Posts

Higher specialty training posts are offered in the following specialties through the Peninsula Deanery.

  • Anaesthesia
  • Gastroenterology
  • Paediatrics
  • Cardiology
  • General Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Critical Care
  • GU Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Dermatology
  • Haematology
  • Renal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Histopathology
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Neurology
  • Rheumatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Trauma & Orthopaedics
  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • Urology

For further details visit the Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education website.

Supervision & Training

You will have an allocated Clinical Supervisor for each placement and an Educational Supervisor allocated by your Specialty Tutor. The majority of your training will be provided by in-house specialty teaching sessions.

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