Cardiovascular – Educational opportunities
Consultants hold lunchtime education sessions which trainees can attend. There is work placed supervision which will be assessed. The library is also available for use as is the Health Sciences Library to aid trainees with their study.
There are pan-deanery – organised SpR training days of formal didactic teaching, based mostly at the RSM.
There is direct and regular consultant supervision of all clinical activity which promotes learning within the clinical context. There is study leave entitlement, which we encourage trainees to take flexibly, in accordance with their needs, preferences and the demands of the service.
Traditionally, the cardiology registrar jobs at Worthing Hospital have been amongst the most highly rated training jobs on the SW and SE Thames rotations. This is because of the high quality hands-on teaching of the craft skills of cardiovascular medicine.
There is ample access to the cardiac catheter lab to learn craft skills in invasive cardiology including diagnostic left and right heart catheterisation including radial access angiography; pacemaker insertion; for advanced trainees, instruction and experience in complex device implants including defibrillators and bi-ventricular pacemakers; and exposure to interventional cardiology including balloon pump insertion, angioplasty, intravascular ultrasound, pressure wire technology.