Radiology Taster Sessions
Are you interested in a career as a Consultant Radiologist?
Would you like to know more about the training that you would undertake at the Peninsula Radiology Academy?
If you are F2 or above and would like to know more, please look below for details of the taster sessions available.
Full Week Clinical Session
We offer a limited number (one a month) of radiology attachments, for foundation trainees. These are within the Radiology Department of Derriford Hospital, last for one week and also include a day at the Peninsula Radiology Academy.
This taster session allows the individual to get a feel of the specialty. It combines spending time with consultants, radiographers and trainees. This is a largely one-to-one experience and will give you the best idea of what being a radiologist entails, and therefore what applying to train as one will be like. As part of this week you will also spend some time in the Academy, this is to give you an idea about the environment and experience some of the training that is provided here.
All of the trainees that have spent time in a taster week have found it extremely valuable, either to confirm this is what they want to do or that it is not. Both are valuable outcomes.
To view an example of the timetable
If you are a PHNT employee and interested in applying for a taster session at Derriford Hospital please click on this link and complete the form and send to Linda Willimott at the email address below along with a study leave form.
If you do not work for Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust there is also an opportunity for you to attend a taster session just contact Linda on the number below.
Linda Willimott, Foundation Programme Manager,
Tel: 01752-792720 (ext 52720)
Click on this link to access taster session feedback - 2015
Click on this link to access taster session feedback - 2014
Click on this link to access taster session feedback - 2013
Half Day Academic Session
For this taster session you will be able to spend a morning or afternoon within the Academy setting. Within this session there is an opportunity to attend tutorials, talk to registrars currently training and there will be a period at the end for a question and answer session.
If you are interested in booking a place for the Academy taster session please contact reception on 01752 437437 (37437) and ask for your name to be added to the list.
If you are interested in something more comprehensive please check out the Academy Open Day, also advertised on this website.