This is a review of the CT1/CT2 IMT/CMT rotation through Neurology.
My best rotation since finishing medical school . Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in Neurology. Lovely consultants with an interest in teaching and junior welfare. Varied and interesting patient load. Clear lines of escalation and support for you if you are overwhelmed dealing with an unwell patient.
Workloads are on the high side if you are the only SHO on the ward, but are still very managable, and I had multiple opportunities to get away for clinic. Things do happen too close to 5pm, but I'd be allowed a later start if this occured..
Plentiful opportunities to get involved in projects (research/audit, etc.), registrar teaching, lab projects (if you find the time!). 3 hours of departmental teaching per week, including a research talk + multiple MDTs + always able to get away to IMT/CMT teaching. Consultants very keen to help you secure a training number in Neurology through interview prep/reviewing your application if you are so inclined.
Hospital itself is fairly old now and does show its age. Offices are quite crowded. Hot food options are woeful. However, IT is modern by NHS standards and the Hospital IT system (EPIC) is sublime.
Your Registrars are your rota managers, which helps a lot in terms of approachability and getting the leave you want. Was given ample opportunity to take leave for important, or less important events.
The hospital had an excellent PACES teaching program, good IMT/CMT teaching, and multiple optional teaching run by various specialties. Hospital TPDs incredibly supportive of trainees.