Typical Rotations

Typical Rotations

Please note, this is indicative only and programmes are necessarily changing with the overlapping rotations of current training programmes and the incoming combined infection programme from August 2015. We make every effort to avoid successive placements of any individual at hospitals at opposite poles of our geographical region and also to take personal circumstances into account when finalising rotations. Given the complexity of the ID-GIM-MM/MV training programmes, however, as well as the movement of many trainees in& out of programme,  we cannot guarantee specific rotation patterns more than 3 months before the main August rotation date.

A – Infectious Diseases Microbiology or Virology Rotation

Note, Virology specialty training starts in year 3.

  • 1st yr– single centre: 6mn Microbiology, 6mn ID.
  • 2nd yr - single centre: 6mn ID, 6mn Microbiology . Within this, a 6-8 week placement in specialist virology service may be at another location. This year might be in the same centre as year 1, but is more likely to be different
  • 3rd yr* - 6mn microbiology (Virology); 2mn ITU (usually at Heartlands) & 4mn ID at Birmingham Heartlands
  • 4th yr* - 6mn ID Birmingham Heartlands, 6mn Microbiology (Virology) in region including 3mn at Birmingham children’s hospital
  • 5th yr - 6mn microbiology (Virology), 6mn ID at Heartlands; this year to include 3mn acting consultant

B – Infectious Diseases with GIM Rotation

  • 1st yr– single centre: 6mn Microbiology, 6mn ID. GIM on call throughout
  • 2nd yr - single centre: 6mn ID, 6mn Microbiology . Within this, a 6-8 week placement in specialist virology service may be at another location. This year might be in the same centre as year 1, but is more likely to be different. GIM on call throughout
  • 3rd yr* -3mn ITU (usually at Heartlands) &9mn ID at Birmingham Heartlands
  • 4th yr* - 12mn ID Birmingham Heartlands
  • 5th yr - 12mn ID at Heartlands; this year to include 3mn acting consultant


* OOP may be at any point after first and before final year. It often extends for 3yrs (occasionally more) Up to one year can theoretically count towards training though increasingly trainees are choosing not to request this accreditation because of overall shortened length of training.