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Wales Deanery (School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education)

The strategic aim of the Wales Deanery is to commission, quality assure and support the education and training of trainees, hospital doctors, GPs, dentists and DCPs in Wales.

This includes the development of innovative models of education and training delivery, building training capacity and leading on postgraduate medical and educational research.

Most Family-Friendly Deanery

The Wales Deanery has been recognised for the third year in succession with a national award for its family friendly policies.

The Medical Women's Federation has awarded us the highest number of votes in a UK-wide survey for the most Family-Friendly Deanery led by the Medical Women's Federation. The survey explored areas including the organisation of rotas for junior doctors, cover for colleagues on maternity/sick leave, availability of advice and help with childcare and Less than full time training. This service is open to trainee Foundation years one and two, Speciality Trainees, Specialist Registrars and GP Registrars.

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Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellows

The Wales Deanery is offering an exciting opportunity to four trainees to undertake a Clinical Leadership Training Fellowship in Wales, working closely with Medical Directors, or equivalent. These Fellowships are designed to develop high quality clinical managers for the future NHS. Graduates from the Welsh Clinical Leadership Training (WCLT) scheme will be ideally placed to build and lead developments and improvements in the delivery of healthcare.

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Oriel Recruitment System

Oriel is of one the initiatives of the Medical and Dental Recruitment and Selection (MDRS) programme.  It includes the design and, now ongoing implementation, of a UK-wide recruitment system for postgraduate specialty medical, dental and public health training.  From December 2014 onwards, healthcare scientists will also be recruited through the system.  The Oriel team within Health Education England (HEE) continues to work with trainees, the devolved nations and wider stakeholders to produce a unified system and solution.

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DeaneryView - Our Magazine

deaneryDeaneryView is the magazine for staff and external stakeholders of the Wales Deanery.

It features news and events, latest updates, new initiatives and much more.

 pdfDeaneryView July 2014

Any news to be include in the magazine plus any feedback from stakeholders is welcomed, please submit details to: E-Mail Image

 

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Specialty Selection Test (SST) Pilot

As part of the Medical and Dental Recruitment and Selection (MDRS) Programme, Health Education England (HEE) is working with the devolved nations, the Work Psychology Group and academics in the University College of London Medical School to pilot a selection test that includes a Clinical Problem Solving test (CPS) and a Situational Judgement Test (SJT), for entry into Specialty Training (click pdfHERE for SST brochure).

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GP Entry Guide

For the last 5 years, we have written a guide about our experiences of getting into GP ST1 training which has been downloaded by over 3000 applicants each year. The feedback we have received has always...

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The cardiovascular imaging and simulation training day for junior doctors

 This one-day event aims to provide junior doctors with the fundamental knowledge needed to succeed as a cardiology trainee. Targeted at foundation and core trainee doctors, this interactive course is...

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Oriel Recruitment System

Oriel is of one the initiatives of the Medical and Dental Recruitment and Selection (MDRS) programme.  It includes the design and, now ongoing implementation, of a UK-wide recruitment system for postgraduate...

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CST Teaching Programme August 2014 -2015

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ST1-3 Study Days Sept. 2014 - February 2015

Please click for details of ST1-3 study days...

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Careers & Recruitment

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Evidence of Foundation Competency

The 2014 person specification for entry to all specialty training programmes includes "Evidence of achievement of Foundation competences between 31st July 2011 and 6th August 2014" in line with GMC standards/Good...

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Choosing Careers in Wales

With devolved administration, the NHS is structured slightly differently and reflects some variations to its goals for doctors and patients in Wales, including: Aspirations to a consultant-led service Deanery...

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Recruitment Documents and Links

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Application Guidance

Recruitment in 2014 & Eligibility Read More...

Related Resources - How do I decide

Decisions, decisions - Critical thinking tools [930.5...

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Latest Available Courses

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Preparing for Consultant Selection Course

Trainees can reserve a place on the course using the following link and the booking system.

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'Skills for Trainees' - Wales Deanery delivered courses

The Wales Deanery's Medical Education Unit is offering the following one day courses on: Teaching Techniques Assessing Trainees in Clinical Settings

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Introducing 'Skills for Trainees'

The Wales Deanery is no longer signposting Skills for Trainees courses delivered by external providers. The courses provided internally will still be available. Please see details below;  

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WIMAT Accreditation

The Welsh Institute of Minimal Access Therapy (WIMAT), based at The Wales Deanery, Cardiff University provides a wide range of postgraduate education and training for junior doctors through to consultants...

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Cardiff Spinal Surgery Course for FRCS Orth and FRCS SN

This 2 day training course uses MCQs, clinical cases and VIVAs to prepare higher surgical trainees for their exit exams. The emphasis is very much placed on simulating exam conditions in a formative environment. Course...

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