The West Midlands Training Programme

A Description of the Programme
The training programme is 5 years and it is usual to obtain dual accreditation with General (Internal) Medicine.  

Potential affiliated specialities include stroke and acute medicine. Currently there are ~60 trainees within Geriatric Medicine in the West Midlands Deanery. 

All hospitals in the West Midlands Deanery provide geriatric training posts and trainees will rotate to a different hospital every September. Trainees are given the opportunity to rank their top three hospital choices for the year and the Training Programme Director will do his best to accommodate as many trainees as possible. 

Most units will offer some exposure to the sub-specialties within geriatric medicine: intermediate care and community geriatrics, rehabilitation, falls and syncope, orthogeriatrics, movement disorders, dementia and psychogeriatric services, surgical liaison, research, palliative care, stroke medicine, continence care and acute (interface) geriatrics.

All trainees are expected to:

  • Meet the requisite curriculum competencies as per the ARCP decision aid

  • Do 3 audits and complete at least 1 full audit cycle during the training programme

  • Complete two multi-source feedback assessments

  • Complete one patient survey

  • Maintain a valid ALS certification

  • Obtain SCE in Geriatric Medicine by the end of ST7

  • Attend 70% of the regional geriatric medicine training days

  • Complete research methodology, teaching and management courses

  • Provide evidence of teaching others

  • Preferably one research presentation and one publication by the end of ST7