Severn School of Radiology

Welcome

The Severn School of Radiology is based in the hospitals in and around Bristol. It is part of Postgraduate Medical education (PGME). The radiology training consists of a five-year full-time course of instruction in Clinical Radiology commencing August annually, which when successfully completed will lead to the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).

Specialist Registrar (STR) training is based in departments of Radiology which have been approved for training by the Royal College of Radiologists, in the participating hospitals within Severn.

We have 44 Specialty Trainees in our Diagnostic Radiology Training Scheme, with up to 10 trainees joining us at ST1 level each August. Over their five years in the scheme they rotate through all the hospitals relating to PGME South West in and around Bristol.

The background to the scheme is given in the menu options at the top of this page, and more detailed facts about our training and rotations are in the options on the left hand side.

Please contact us if you would like to know more about Diagnostic Radiology Training in Bristol and the West Country.

Paul McCoubrie
Head of School

Training Posts

The trainees rotate every six months through all the hospitals in the Severn Deanery catchment, in and around Bristol.

  • • University Hospitals of Bristol Trust: 15 Posts
    • North Bristol Trust: 15 Posts
    • Royal United Hospitals Bath: 5 Posts
    • Cheltenham and Gloucester: 4 Posts
    • Swindon: 2 Posts
    • Taunton: 2 Posts
    • Yeovil; 1 post

Each year has its own planned training programme and job rotation, as described in the menu options on the left of the home page. These are designed to give the trainees the best possible training for their year of experience. The first three years are geared towards passing the three stages of the FRCR examination. The final two years give the trainees increasing experience and responsibility to hone their radiological skills, and to develop specific sub-speciality interests.

At all stages of their training there is a strong encouragement for trainees to participate in Audit, Teaching, poster presentations and Research. The scheme has an excellent record of our graduates finding a post-CCT fellowship or Consultant Post of their choice.

There are occasional vacancies for Specialty Registrars from other Schools of Radiology to apply for an inter-deanery transfer. Do please contact us if you wish to apply for an inter-deanery transfer to the Severn School of Radiology.

Contact details can be found on the Contacts page of this website.