The aim of the year 4 programme is for the trainee to finish the year competent to run CR, US, general CT and MR reporting lists solo at a pace expected of a new consultant. This is achieved through a senior DGH attachment for six-months and a six-month Higher Subspecialty Training Block at NNUH.
The feedback from trainees is that the DGH placements are uniformly of a very high standard. Many of the DGH departments have sub-specialist interests such as Interventional Radiology, Oncology, Gastrointestinal and Neuroradiology, which trainees will select to meet their training needs. During their Higher Subspecialty Training Block, trainees become Lead Registrar and are expected to gain valuable experience in image guided biopsy and drainage procedures.
The scheme offers subspecialty training in Thoracic, Urogenital, Musculoskeletal, Gastrointestinal, Breast, Nuclear Medicine, Head & Neck, Cardiac, and Oncology.
The Academy also offer subspecialist training in Interventional Radiology. Trainees are appointed by competitive recruitment prior to starting the 3 year programme at the beginning of ST4.