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Head of School
We are pleased to announce that Dr Tom Lawson was successfully appointed as the Head of School. Dr Lawson is a Consultant Rheumatologist and is based at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend.
Our Deputy Head of School is Dr Debbie Wales. Debbie is a Consultant based at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny.
Medicine is a specialty that offers an incredibly diverse range of training opportunities. To make the most of these opportunities we offer a quality assured programme that starts by providing a solid grounding in medicine.
This leads on to a number of distinct strands designed to provide the training opportunities and direction needed to get the most out of a career in hospital medicine.
These strands are:
- Core Medical Training or Acute Care Common Stem (Acute medicine) - Medicine in co-operation with the ACCS Lead.
- Higher Training in Medicine - Wales offers 24 sub-specialites of Medicine.
Each group of trainees is supervised by a Specialty Training Committee (STC).
Working with these committees we:
- Organise training programmes in accordance with GMC requirements
- Recruit and select trainees
- Ensure that there is an appropriate induction to the training programme for all new trainees
- Support the provision and use of the e-portfolio by both trainees and their educational supervisors
- Work with local lead educators (Faculty Leads, Course Organisers, College Tutors) to ensure that each post in a programme provides high quality experience
- Ensure that that regular educational supervision is provided
- Ensure that all educational supervisors have received appropriate training (including teaching skills, appraisal and assessment skills and equality and diversity training) for their role as educators and assessors
- Ensure that trainees have access to well-informed and appropriate careers information, advice and counselling
- Are proactive in the identification of trainees needing additional help or guidance and see that remedial action is taken
- Monitor assessment of training including Annual Reviews of Competency Progression (ARCPs) and Penultimate Year
- Assessments (PYAs)
We report to the Postgraduate Dean and we also relate to the Joint Royal Colleges Postgraduate Training Board (JRCPTB) and its Specialty Advisory Committees (SACs), mainly through the Royal College of Physicians of London.