Internal Medicine training at Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital
The Royal Devon and Exeter is a very friendly, medium sized teaching hospital. It has always had a good reputation for training junior medical doctors and has scored highly in core medical training quality surveys and GMC surveys.
We are committed to delivering integrated medical training in a similar supportive way. We have high quality rotations which include sub-specialities such as renal, haematology, neurology and oncology as well as all the usual medical specialities. Our Intensive care unit is fully engaged with the programme and is a welcoming and supportive environment.
The rotations are carefully thought out to support training needs, nights are only done in the acute medicine block to support continuity and there is a dedicated clinic week block in each year as well as time to do clinics in the rotations.
We are a well-staffed hospital with a dedicated rota coordinator in medicine and work hard to ensure that wards are safely staffed and trainees are able to take study and annual leave as it suits them.
We are committed to training and provide weekly IMT teaching sessions as well as two full day training sessions for IMTs in a conference centre set in a local nature reserve. (In addition to regional teaching days)
We also run a PACES course that is free to our trainees.
Consultants are approachable and friendly and take pride in the development and success of our juniors.
I will leave the last words to two of our recent trainees.
“I have learnt a lot during my core medical training, very supportive consultants and college tutor; overall although hard work it has been an enjoyable time.”
“A friendly hospital with supportive consultants and lots of opportunities to gain experience in a variety of medical subspecialties. So friendly I stayed for me reg training!”