Oxford (Thames Valley)
ABOUT THE ROTATION
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Royal Berkshire Hospital
High Wycombe & Stoke Mandeville Hospitals
Milton Keynes University Hospital
Great Western Hospital
The Oxford deanery is a fantastic place to train with a great mix of hospitals and trainers. The rotation is primarily known for its academic background and links to the university, which are certainly prominent features of training here, even for non-academic trainees. This lends itself to a very evidence basedapproach to orthopaedicpractice across all of the hospitals in the region and alsoallows trainees to get involved with the variety of research projects that are continuously running, with many choosing to take time out and complete PhD’s with the university.
Aside from academia, there are many other attractions to the deanery. Practical surgical training here is excellent with a variety of great trainers across all subspecialties in each of the hospitals. The deanery itself is geographically small, with all of the hospitals within an hour of Oxford, making life much easier. It’s also an attractive area of the country to live in with easy access to London when needed.
ABOUT THE REP
I am an ST7 in the Oxford deanery with an interest in hip & knee arthroplasty and a keen advocate for protecting our training, which I believe has been subjected to incremental degradation over the past few years. Outside of medicine I’m a keen sportsman and love travelling (as much as possible!).