If you're looking for high quality medicine training, the East Midlands is the perfect place to live and work. Offering world-class facilities, training from internationally regarded experts and unrivalled academic opportunities, you'll develop your career in one of the country's most accessible and vibrant regions.

And, thanks to the unique geography of the East Midlands, getting around by road and rail is easy. The major cities in the region are only around 30 to 50 miles apart meaning you and your family will be able to put down roots, safe in the knowledge that you don't face a lengthy commute or the prospect of moving home.

If medicine is your passion, the East Midlands is the perfect place to develop your career.  You can join one of our 20 plus training schemes from cardiology and neurology to palliative medicine and infectious diseases and be supervised by nationally and internationally renowned experts.

Your programme will be structured so that you are exposed to both smaller rural hospitals and large city teaching hospitals, enabling you to acquire a wealth of experience in your chosen specialty.  At the same time you will be working within a well-defined geographical area minimising the inconvenience of long journeys to work.

The School of Medicine is proud of its innovative approach to teaching and training.  We provide a full programme of teaching for generic skills including a patient safety teaching programme and simulation.  You will have access to a bespoke leadership and management course and there are plenty of opportunities for teaching and research.

‘No deanery is perfect but I will never regret my decision to leave ….. to come to the East Midlands ‘   Comment from trainee survey

Flexible portfolio training

The East Midlands region will be piloting flexible portfolio training posts for new ST3s in 2020. This scheme will protect one day a week, or the time equivalent across the year for professional development in medical education. This fantastic opportunity will be available to applicants in Acute, Geriatric and Respiratory medicine.

These national training numbers, which do not require any extra eligibility or interview criteria, offer the opportunity for trainees to engage in project work, for a minimum of one year that can aid their professional development and meet the necessary general professional capabilities required of the modern physician.

For further information, please contact [email protected] or visit the website https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/flexible-portfolio-training

There are endless training opportunities in the region.  One of the key benefits of training in the East Midlands is the size of the programmes.  You will be supervised by national and international experts who, because of the relatively small number of trainees, will get to know you and you will not be competing with large numbers of colleagues to undertake the practical procedures you need to learn.  Our busy hospitals will mean you will see lots of medicine and gain all the experience you need.  Please see our website https://www.eastmidlandsdeanery.nhs.uk/ and our videos for more information about training in the East Midlands.

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‘I have enjoyed training … in the East Midlands. The hospital placements have given me a broad range of experience from large teaching hospital sub-specialty clinics to community based care.  I have felt well supported by my supervisors and there are regular regional teaching days which cover all aspects of the curriculum.  Overall the East Midlands is an excellent location to train….’  Francis Rees HST trainee.

There are lots of reasons to live and work in the East Midlands.  As well as training designed to minimise the disruption on your family and personal life, house prices are 62% lower than London and rented accommodation is also much cheaper.  Major cities such as Nottingham and Leicester offer a wealth of days out and whether you are interested in food, sport, culture, music or the beautiful countryside there is much to do, including walking in the Peak District, eating in one of the few two Michelin starred restaurants in the country, watching premier league football at Leicester or shopping in Nottingham. 

Please see our video A Great Place to Live for more information: