The coastline of Wales is renowned for its beautiful landscapes, splendid cliff top views and excellent kayaking, sailing and surfing. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is the UK's only truly coastal National Park, and the Gower Peninsula was the first place in Britain to be designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Snowdonia National Park covers 823 square miles of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside in North Wales.

Once they've experienced this coastline and Wales's superb hill-walking trails and climbing challenges, large numbers of visitors from around the world return year after year.

The Wales Deanery School of Postgraduate Medical & Dental Education is responsible for commissioning, overseeing and monitoring the provision of education and training for some 2,600 doctors and dentists in postgraduate training posts in the NHS across Wales.

Our goal is to deliver excellence in postgraduate medical education for Wales by ensuring that all training grade doctors and dentists in Wales have access to high quality postgraduate facilities and educational support so that they can achieve their potential in service provision to the NHS in Wales.

The School works closely with the Welsh Assembly Government, NHS Wales, other Schools within Cardiff University, the Medical Royal Colleges and other professional bodies.

More information on specialty training in Wales can be found on their website.


Flexible portfolio training

The Wales region will participate in flexible portfolio training posts for new ST3s in 2020. This scheme will protect one day a week, or the time equivalent across the year for professional development in clinical informatics. This fantastic opportunity will be available to a number of specialty applicants including the following; Endocrine and diabetes and Geriatric Medicine. 

These national training numbers, which do not require any extra eligibility or interview criteria, offer the opportunity for trainees to engage in project work, for a minimum of one year that can aid their professional development and meet the necessary general professional capabilities required of the modern physician.

For further information, please contact [email protected] or visit the website https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/flexible-portfolio-training