This five and a half year programme aims to provide very high quality training in Chemical Pathology (with the sub-specialty of Metabolic Medicine) starting at Specialty Training year 3 (ST3) and leading to the award of a certificate of completion of training (CCT).
The specialty is supported by a team of enthusiastic consultant trainers. Dr Paul Cook, Consultant in Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine based at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is the Training Programme Director.
The primary aim of this training programme is to gain a wide experience of, and exposure to, Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine, designed to satisfy the requirements of both the Curriculum for Specialty Training in Chemical Pathology from the Royal College of Pathologists and the Curriculum for training in the subspecialty of Metabolic Medicine from the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB).
Trainees are based in University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). There will be a period of secondment to the Charles Dent Metabolic Unit, the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery for training in Inborn Errors of Metabolism. It is envisaged that the fifth year will largely be one of consolidation, with placement being in accordance with trainee needs.
Study and Training
There is a region-wide syllabus with minimum standards of education agreed by all Trusts within the rotation.
HEE Wessex is committed to developing postgraduate training programmes as laid down by the General Medical Council (GMC), Colleges and Faculties and by the Conference Of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMED) .
At local level College and specialty tutors work with the Programme Director and Directors of Medical Education in supervising these programmes. Trainees will be expected to take part in these programmes (including audit) and to attend meetings with their nominated educational supervisor.
All posts within the training programme are recognised for postgraduate training by the GMC in accordance with their standards for training.