Training Programme Director: Mr Gerard Siou.
Specialty Programme Coordinator: Mrs Trudie Heron
Why choose Otolaryngology?
Otolaryngology provides a wide range of practice including medical and surgical interventions. We have the perfect mix of major surgery and delicate microscopic and endoscopic procedures for both paediatric and adult patients.
As a trainee what can I expect from my training programme?
The six-year training programme involves rotation between the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough, Sunderland Royal infirmary, Darlington Memorial Hospital and Cumberland Infirmary in carlisle. The rotation includes 6-12 months in the different firms in the hospital with 4 theatre sessions and 3 clinics every week. All trainees will have support to perform academic activities with access to Newcastle University.
Our training programme provides excellent training covering all the sub-specialties in Otolaryngology. We were the first region in the UK to provide simulation training on cadavers in the Northern Surgical Training Centre. We have 100% success rate in the intercollegiate exam from the first attempt. Most of our StRs elect to do post training fellowships in certain sub-specialties with excellent feedback. With the academic activities, most StRs won national and regional best papers or posters.
We are proud that we provide sub-speciality training with access to all the up to date equipment including 2 ROBOTS in Freeman Hospital and one ROBOT in Sunderland and James Cook