New Spinal Trainee Interface Group (STIG) Fellowship to launch in 2019
Applications open summer 2018
Modular training to be agreed at the beginning of the fellowship: basic module for every one (degenerative spine, simple fusion, etc.) + advanced module (either scoliosis, intramural, paediatric, etc.
At least one year in duration (with possibility of extension to achieve advanced module competency)
Designed to enhance skills in elective and emergency conditions of the spine to an ‘elite’ standard
Designed to create future NHS leaders of spinal surgery
Open to numbered Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical trainees who are pre-CCT.
Applicants must have passed FRCS part one at the time of recruitment, but must have passed part two by the time the fellowship commences
Applicants must have fulfilled their CCT requirements for their mother specialty (number of cases, academic, audit, etc.)
Hosting centres tbc (they must be able to offer the full breath of spinal surgery, have high case volume, have a healthy mix of neurosurgery and orthopaedic spinal practice, and an excellent track record of spinal training).