Thank you for taking the time to view the training opportunities we have for Nuclear Medicine within the HEE KSS School of Clinical Radiology.
The new GMC approved Nuclear Medicine curriculum allies the specialty closely with Clinical Radiology. Entry is at ST3 level following core medical training. ST3-5 years comprise 80% radiology and 20% nuclear medicine with completion of FRCR. ST6-8 then consists of 80% nuclear medicine and 20% radiology; leading to CCT in Nuclear Medicine with CESR (CP) in Clinical Radiology.
Where can I train?
Two new nuclear medicine rotations have been developed within KSS to deliver the new curriculum:
In the Sussex rotation, ST3-5 radiology training will be provided through the established Sussex radiology training scheme (see above). The 20% nuclear medicine component of the curriculum will be provided at Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH), Brighton. ST6-8 higher nuclear medicine training will be provided within the nuclear medicine department at RSCH in conjunction with the Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre at Brighton and Sussex Medical School where there is a fixed-site PET-CT scanner. The department offers the full range of nuclear medicine techniques and there are extensive opportunities for research.
In the Kent rotation, ST3-5 radiology training will be provided through the established Kent radiology training scheme (see above). The 20% nuclear medicine component of the curriculum will also be partly provided at Medway Hospital. ST6-8 higher nuclear medicine training will be provided by nuclear medicine departments at East Kent, Maidstone and Medway Hospitals. Rotations to RSCH will provide training in elements of the curriculum not fully covered in Kent, e.g. PET-CT, although it is anticipated that facilities within Kent will expand in the near future, thus enhancing higher training opportunities.
To find out more about each training location, please visit the Local Education Provider page here.