ST2 & ST3 Specialty Posts.
Training Opportunities in Specialty Posts
Every trainee is allocated to the East, West or South rotation, and most of your ST1 – 3 and ST4 and ST5 years will be completed within your allocated rotation. However, there is opportunity for trainees to apply for ST2 and ST3 training posts across the Region. Some specialty pan-regional posts are considered suitable for both ST2 and ST3 trainees, however some will remain for ST3 trainees only, these include Paediatric Intensive Care.
To ensure equality of access to specialist training opportunities, and fair distribution of trainees, you may be asked to work in a general paediatric post in a neighbouring area. For example, a West trainee may be asked to complete a post in Harrogate or Barnsley or a South trainee to complete a post in Scunthorpe or Wakefield. If, because of your personal circumstances, you are unable to do this please let your locality Training Programme Director know with evidence for your reasons.
There are the following specialist paediatric training opportunities at ST2 and ST3:
|Emergency Medicine||Hull Royal Infirmary|
|Oncology/Respiratory||Leeds General Infirmary|
|Hepatology/Renal||Leeds General Infirmary|
|Cardiology/Neurology||Leeds General Infirmary|
|Hepatology/Renal/Cardiology||Leeds General Infirmary|
|Oncology/Neurology||Leeds General Infirmary|
|Neurology||Leeds General Infirmary|
|Oncology||Leeds General Infirmary|
|Cardiology||Leeds General Infirmary|
|Paediatric Surgery||Leeds General Infirmary|
|PICU||Leeds General Infirmary|
|Neurology/Neurodisability||Sheffield Childrens Hospital|
|Emergency Medicine||Sheffield Childrens Hospital|
|Paediatric Surgery||Sheffield Childrens Hospital|
|Respiratory||Sheffield Childrens Hospital|
|Oncology||Sheffield Childrens Hospital|
|Infectious Diseases||Sheffield Childrens Hospital|
|Gastroenterology||Sheffield Childrens Hospital|
|Gastro/Respiratory/ID||Sheffield Childrens Hospital|
|PICU||Sheffield Children's Hospital|
The posts will be allocated dependent upon your training needs and your training aspirations. If you consider that you require a further 6 months in a neonatal post to complete Level 1 competencies please indicate this.
If you are requesting a post because of your career aspirations please explain this in no more than 300 words.
If posts are oversubscribed, Training Programme Directors will look for evidence of interest and evidence of a trainee’s ability to make best use of educational opportunities including progression with MRCPCH examinations, trainee’s statements and quality of trainee’s ePortfolios.
Please ensure your exam status and e-portfolio is up to date. If they are not up to date it may disadvantage you.