As an STP trainee you will be employed by an NHS Trust (or in some cases by an NHS private partner or a private healthcare provider) for the duration of the three year programme. You will spend time in a range of settings before specialising in the last two years. To fulfil the academic part of the programme, you will complete a part-time master’s degree at the university offering your chosen specialism.
The curriculum for the programme is comprised of a series of core and scientific modules. Each of these modules is made up of two parts:
- Academic learning delivered and assessed in the university.
- Work-based learning and training where you develop and apply your academic and clinical knowledge and skills in the NHS workplace.