Workforce, training and education
East Midlands

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

High exam pass rates, great research opportunities and a structured training programme based in state-of-the-art facilities. These are just three reasons why you should head to the East Midlands for your Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery training.

You'll get a broad and varied experience in a great mixture of big urban and smaller district general hospitals. And, because of the unique geography of the region, getting to each of your placements is easy. You'll benefit from high quality training without the need to move home giving you the perfect work/life balance.

Keep reading to find out more about Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery training in the East Midlands.

A high quality programme with some of the UK's best pass rates

When you join the Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery training programme in the East Midlands you're joining a popular and well-respected scheme. You'll develop your career under the supervision of nationally renowned experts in some of the UK's leading facilities.

You'll gain experience in a Bioskills lab with state of the art simulation facilities including virtual reality simulators. And, you'll benefit from dedicated 'bleep-free' teaching sessions every week to develop your skills and knowledge.

The GMC survey reported that teaching in the East Midlands was above the national average and you'll benefit from additional coaching before you sit your exams. All this means that the pass rate for the exit exam is one of the best in the country, underlining the quality of the training programme.

"Overall I would recommend training in the East Midlands as it offers an excellent mix of surgical experience and superb exam teaching combined with friendly, helpful  trainers and opportunities for research and audit. This is reflected in the high number of post CCT trainees gaining consultant posts" - Nick Johnson, Trainee

Opportunities for research, presentations and national involvement

As well as a high level of training and broad experience, when you train in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in the East Midlands you'll also benefit from a range of other interesting opportunities.

Many of our consultants sit on national bodies and you'll have the opportunity to participate with research and presentations. The region also boasts the East Midlands Orthopaedic Research Network, an annual meeting for all consultants and trainees where you can present your research and win prizes.

In addition, all our trainees meet regularly for formal teaching which means you'll benefit from strong peer support and the ability to make long and lasting friendships with fellow trainees in your area.

And, once your training is completed there are a wide range of consultant posts across the East Midlands. With a dedicated career service to support your training we have a great track record of success in helping trainees into full-time posts.

The East Midlands - one of the UK's most popular destinations

With four cities, nine universities and countless charming market towns and villages the East Midlands is one of the UK's thriving regions.

"I am extremely glad I chose the East Midlands deanery to undertake my training. Leicester itself is a vibrant city which boasts abundant history and culture. House prices are low and its central location means there are excellent transport links with most English cities" - Nick Johnson, Trainee

Nottingham and Leicester are two of England's top ten cities offering a wide choice of world-class sport, music, culture and nightlife. Derby and Lincoln boast a wealth of history and are the gateways to some of the country's most beautiful countryside. And towns such as Northampton, Mansfield, Kettering and Chesterfield offer affordable house prices, great transport links and vibrant nightlife.

With house prices 62% lower than London despite the region being just over an hour from the capital by train the East Midlands is both affordable and conveniently located.

For more information about training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in the East Midlands contact one of our Training Programme Directors:

South - Clare Wildin 

North - Mr Benjamin Ollivere