Paediatric trainees in the West Midlands are very lucky to have protected regional teaching throughout the training programme:
ST1-5 teaching occurs on a monthly basis (held on different days of the month; see below)
ST6-8 teaching occurs approximately four times per year.
This teaching is consistently evaluated highly and is always improving - trainees are involved in the design and format of teaching throughout ST1-8 and the Consultants leading the individual teaching days are constantly making improvements based on the last year's feedback.
Date of Teaching depending on Training level:
ST1 Paediatrics: 4th Wednesday of the month
ST1 Neonates: 2nd Wednesday of the month
ST2: 1st Wednesday of the month (except March and September due to change over)
ST3: 1st Wednesday of the month (except March and September due to change over)
ST4 & 5: 3rd Wednesday of the month (combined teaching)
ST6-8: 5th Wednesday of the month (combined teaching)
ST4-8: Combined teaching twice a year - 3rd Wednesday of each March and September
Community Trainee Teaching Sessions 2021/22
In addition to regional teaching there are 3 community-specific regional teaching days; these are held for:
ST4-5 trainees currently working in a Community post.
All ST6-8 Community trainees.
You should receive an email in advance, informing you of the session, by Ruth Witcombe/Chris Haskins - you MUST reply to this email to confirm your intention to attend. The programme and links (if virtual) will then be sent out closer the event.
Dates for 2021/22 as follows:
24th November 2021
11th May 2022
23rd November 2022
Other dates pending
We have some great resources from some recent regional teaching sessions, which can be found below - we hope you find them useful!
The links are password protected; please contact us for this password (via the website, or the Trainee Committee email address). Please note that as of 2021/22 resources are being uploaded to the PGVLE.