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Vascular Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Over recent years Vascular Surgery has emerged as an important specialty in its own right. The East Midlands is the perfect place to develop your Vascular Surgery career and the region offers excellent training at a range of city teaching hospitals and smaller district centres. You'll benefit from a popular and well-structured Vascular Surgery training programme based at some of the UK's top facilities.

Centred around the cities of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby you'll also enjoy a vibrant social scene, world-class sport and affordable living. Keep reading for more reasons why you should come to the East Midlands for your Vascular Surgery training.

Develop your career in a region with an international reputation for surgery excellence

If you're looking for genuinely high-quality experience then the East Midlands is the perfect choice for you. Vascular Surgery in the East Midlands comes with a very high pedigree and was one of the first regions in the UK to introduce endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms.

In addition, research based in both Leicester and Nottingham - two of the UK's top 25 universities - has both a national and international reputation in both aortic and carotid based research. Leicester, in particular, has a developed very strong academic track record in recent years and in parallel has developed a very strong Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) programme.

The three large vascular units in the region are based in the cities of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham. All three are large volume centres with excellent outcomes in aortic and carotid surgery, giving you exposure to a wide range of patients and clinical challenges. You'll develop your career under the supervision of well-respected experts who have trained many of the UK's most successful vascular surgeons.

You'll also benefit from experience in simulation facilities in both open and endovascular surgery and you'll attend annual training courses on the endovascular treatment of the thoracic and abdominal aorta, carotid disease and peripheral bypass surgery.

Every month you'll also have the opportunity to attend a monthly combined educational programme with your colleagues in the West Midlands. As well as benefiting from strong peer support this allows you to build up professional relationships with surgeons that you can maintain throughout your training and your career.

The East Midlands offers world-class art, sport and nightlife - and plenty to do

Commuting to your various placements in the East Midlands is easy, with the cities of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester only around 30 miles apart.

"It's really no wonder that Nottingham is widely regarded as one of Britain's most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities" - The Guardian

 Other reasons to love the East Midlands include:

  • It's affordable - an HSBC survey found that Leicester and Nottingham were the two cheapest cities to be a University student while house prices in the region are, on average, 44% lower than the South East and 62% lower than London
  • It's convenient - with a great motorway network it's easy to reach cities across the UK. Birmingham and London are around an hour away by train while East Midlands Airport serves over 90 destinations including New York, Paris, Rome and Geneva
  • It's vibrant - The region boasts one of the UK's leading half-marathon events, the British Grand Prix, Michelin starred restaurants, some of the country's oldest inns, Premier League football, international music and film and one of Britain's finest streets
  • It's beautiful - Derby and Chesterfield are the gateway to the Peak District - Britain's first National Park - while Sherwood Forest, Rutland Water, Northamptonshire's beautiful canals and Lincolnshire's coast are all on your doorstep

"To combine, say, a walking weekend in the Peak District with visiting some local pubs - there's also the Royal Crown Derby factory - I think there's a lot to offer there that you don't get anywhere else in England" - Lonely Planet

For more information on Vascular Surgery training in the East Midlands please contact our Training Programme Director:

Mark McCarthy - mark.mccarthy@uhl-tr.nhs.uk 

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