The Health Education East of England region covers a large geographical area, which includes Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
The acute care common stem (ACCS) rotations are currently based for their first two years on one of the below:
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At the end of the initial two-year period, a third year of medical specialty training is offered to ACCS (acute medicine) trainees, in order to facilitate acquisition of the IMT competences as well as the ACCS competences.
For this third year, trainees are able to apply competitively for a placement of their choice; trainees are encouraged to attend the acute medicine training days.
The Health Education East of England (HEEoE) internal medicine training (IMT) programme provides opportunities for over 200 trainees.
The hospitals providing IMT are:
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This will show a map of the HEEoE region and its constituent counties, along with weblinks to the trusts and hospitals within the region.
The majority of ACCS (acute medicine) trainees are committed to higher speciality training in acute medicine, although our training programmes are suitable for progressing towards any of the acute specialties.
The acute medicine training programme Health Education East of England is well-established and is one of the largest in the country.
All the IMT programmes are for three years and provide excellent experience in acute medicine.
Most IMT programmes rotate through the more common acute specialties such as cardiology, respiratory medicine, gastroenterology, diabetes & endocrinology, and geriatric medicine; while others offer experience in smaller specialties such as oncology, renal medicine, stroke medicine, and neurology.
Many rotate between teaching hospitals and neighbouring general hospitals; for example, trainees at Addenbrookes Hospital may spend time at West Suffolk, Hinchingbrooke, Peterborough, Bedford or Papworth Hospitals.
Trainees at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital may rotate through Queen Elizabeth or James Paget Hospitals.
In both the IMT and ACCS Programmes, we will place trainees where they wish to be, whenever possible.
However, some rotations are more popular than others, so a small minority might not be successful with their first choice.
The Health Education East of England School of Medicine sponsors and coordinates teaching throughout the region.
This includes MRCP PACES training, simulator training and free access to the Royal College of Physicians' Medical Masterclass for all trainees.
The East of England is a popular place to live and work, and many of our trainees choose to stay and go on and successfully apply for consultant posts in the region. It comprises some of the sunniest and warmest areas of the UK with beautiful coastline, beaches and stately buildings. It is home to world-famous academic institutions such as Cambridge University and hospitals such as Addenbrooke’s and Royal Papworth. The region is very well served throughout by road, rail and air links to the rest of the country, as well as internationally.
There are many leisure opportunities in our cities and towns. Schools are consistently rated as some of the best in England and the deanery is keen to provide some of the best and “family friendly” training opportunities.
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