Wessex is a naturally beautiful area in the prosperous south of England, with major population centres in Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth and Poole along the south coast.
Depending on your training rotation you may be based in one of the following Trusts across the region:
The School of Medicine is the largest specialty school in Health Education Wessex. It is the part of the organisation that is responsible for the quality assurance and overview of the education of trainees in core medical training and speciality trainees in medicine.
We are accountable for:
Wessex School of Medicine aims to provide the highest quality of training and make sure trainers and trainees feel a part of a valued environment. We work closely with the Royal College of Physicians and our local NHS hospitals to achieve these aims.
Training is widely recognised as a core activity of hospitals within the area covered by Health Education Wessex and we have excellent relationships with our hospitals and the University of Southampton. Each specialty manages a programme of specialty training days to meet the curricular requirements and HEW offers a wide range of programmes supporting personal and professional development including academic, teaching and leadership skills.
In addition to specialty training posts we offer training programmes in core medicine. Rotations vary with either four or six month attachments to a wide variety of specialties in hospitals across the region, with an emphasis on acquiring good general medical and acute medical skills in preparation for specialty training.
We offer training in the majority of the medical specialties. Please use the links on the left hand side of this page to find out more about each programme.
The consultants throughout the region are enthusiastic trainers. There is also an active regional postgraduate teaching programme and local journal clubs are strongly encouraged. Opportunities to undertake research and audit projects are available in all hospitals.
New for 2019, the Wessex region will be piloting flexible portfolio training posts for new ST3s. 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; Acute, Geriatric, Renal, Genitourinary, Rehabilitation, and Endocrine & Diabetes 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
Wessex leadership fellowships
General approach to OOP/research
Quality improvement projects
Organisation of training in GIM – training days
Sub specialty training where appropriate eg hepatology, stroke
The Wessex region caters for every personality and hobbyist. Across Hampshire, Dorset, and Salsibury to the Isle of Wight and Jersey.... whether you're into watersports at the beach, quiet country walks, historical sites or the hustle and bustle of city life, Wessex has it all!
If you’re looking for adventure, the Wessex region can offer a wealth of activities and attractions to keep you occupied in your spare time. The Wessex region offers a spectacular array of classic landmarks. Manmade points of interest include the historic Stonehenge World Heritage Site and Salisbury Cathedral. Mother nature offers miles and miles of unspoilt countryside to explore with the New Forest National Park, Jurassic Coastline, The Needles on the Isle of Wight and Durdle Door at Lulworth Cove, Dorset.