Structure of Rotations

As in the rest of the UK, the West Midlands Deanery Radiology Training programme consists of 3 years core training (based in Sectors) followed by 2 years subspecilaity (or 3 years for Interventional and Neurointerventional Radiolgy) training (based according to sub-specilaity interest).

The hospitals in the NORTH Sector are the Royal Stoke Hospital (Stoke on Trent), Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital (Oswestry) and Princess Royal Hospital (Telford).

The hospitals in the EAST, SOUTH and WEST Sectors are Birmingham Children’s Hospital, City Hospital, University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire, George Eliot Hospital (Nuneaton), South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, Russells Hall Hospital, Good Hope Hospital, The Women’s Hospital (Birmingham), Heartlands Hospital, Royal Wolverhampton, Walsall Manor Hospital, Sandwell Hospital, Royal Orthopaedic (Woodlands),  Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham), Worcestershire Hospitals (Worcester Royal Infirmary, Alexandra Hospital Redditch and Kidderminster Hospital) and Hereford Hospital.

One of the main strengths of the rotation is the wide variety of experience offered by such a large number of busy hospitals. This is due to the wide variety of patients and consultant trainers encountered on the rotations.

Subspecialty training is available in a large number of subspecialties. These include neuroradiology, head & neck imaging, breast imaging, gynaecological imaging, oncological imaging, nuclear medicine imaging, breast imaging, thoracic and cardiac imaging, gastrointestinal & hepatobiliary imaging, paediatric imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, and interventional radiology.