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Our trainees work hard in Severn to provide a high quality teaching programme, supported by Consultants from around the region.  We encourage trainees with an interest in Education or a specialist topic to get involved in organising teaching for their peers, via our Regional Training Days and ST1/2 specific training days.

Regional Education

Regional Training Days

The RCOG curriculum for Obstetrics and Gynaecology training is covered by the StratOG online modules, accessed via the RCOG website.  The aim of Regional Training Days is therefore to expand on and complement the curriculum. There are approximately 20 regional training days spread across peninsula and Severn that the trainees can choose to attend.

The programme runs from September to July, with many days repeated on an annual or biennial basis.  Days are run across Severn and Peninsula, and most are open to O&G trainees at any level.

There are also recommended courses specified in the RCOG training matrix, some of which will be provided locally as part of the Regional Training Programme, for example currently Peninsula runs the annual Resilience course for ST2s (STEP-UP) and Severn runs the RoBUST course.

Please see the RCOG training matrix for further details of obligatory courses.

Please see www.severnswot.weebly.com for current regional training programme.

All recorded sessions will be available on the deanery SharePoint site.  Please liaise with the School of O&G admin team to ensure you have access.

Please see ‘How to organise a Regional Training Day’ for guidance on arranging training in your local unit.

Please contact your local unit rep or severnswoteducation@hotmail.com if you would like to get involved.


ST1/2 Specific Regional Training Days

In addition to attending regional training days there will be ST1/2 specific teaching; 1 obstetric and 1 gynaecology specific study day. These days are organised by Junior Education Reps. They are aimed specifically at ST1/2s, covering topics such as running Emergency Gynaecology Clinic and common presentations to DAU and will include introduction to local training equipment such as ultrasound machines and laparoscopic simulators.

The days will run twice a year and the College Tutors and Rota Co-ordinators are aware, 
Free to attend study day, social event held after for all ST1/2s

The programme covers a wide variety of topics.  Please contact severnjunioreducation@hotmail.com for more information.

Severn PGME Professional and Generic Skills Courses

The Severn PGME runs a comprehensive range of generic courses including teaching, appraisal, leadership and management.  More details can be found on the Severn PGME website.

National Education

The RCOG have an extensive educational programme including ATSM training courses.  Full details can be found on the RCOG website.