Postgraduate Medical Education Centre (PGMC)
We have two postgraduate medical education centres – one at Epsom Hospital, the other at St Helier Hospital – which are dedicated to giving the best possible experience to doctors in training and their faculty.
We deliver a range of teaching programmes including weekly Foundation year, GP and Specialty teaching as well as regional teaching to ensure that our doctors are well equipped with the skills they need to deliver excellent and safe care for all patients with compassion. We monitor the progression of all doctors in training at our hospitals and offer the guidance and support they need through our specialty-based local faculty groups.
We have a rich programme of grand rounds which provide case-based presentations from various specialties. These lectures are attended by all grades of junior doctors, consultants and specialty and associated specialist doctors and encourage discussion between hospital staff of all grades.
In addition our series of general Thursday lunch time hospital lectures provide an opportunity for participation by other healthcare professions in a multi-professional educational forum.
General lectures programme
Selection centre training videos for speciality trainees
Video 1: Introduction
Provides an overview to all of the videos included in the following links and an overview of the different types of selection centres (video length: 1:09).
Video 2: Portfolio interview
Candidates are questioned about the content and format of their portfolios (video length: 13:37).
Video 3: Structured interview
Candidates are asked questions by a panel of assessors (video length: 15:44).
Video 4: GP/role-play station
The candidates are given a brief and a few minutes to prepare for the assessment, candidates conduct interviews with a patient, family member or colleague (video length: 12:49).
Video 5: Ten minute summary
This provides a summary of the key points made in the portfolio interview, structured interview, and GP/role-play station videos (video length: 10:02).
Video 6: Presentation
This video shows how applicants, from a shortlist of topics, prepare and then give a brief presentation followed by questioning from the assessor panel (video length: 6:34).
Video 7: Simulation station
The skills of the candidates are tested in this case using a simulated patient (video length: 11:08).
Video 8: End credits
Credits (video length: 0:55).