Mersey Radiology Training
The Mersey Radiology Training Programme was founded in September 2002 as a joint initiative between the Mersey Deanery (now known as Health Education North West (HENW) - Mersey) and the University of Liverpool. It was one of the first, if not the first, deanery schools of Radiology in the country.
It's purpose is to plan and deliver a course of study for specialist registrars and specialist trainees in preparation for the examinations of the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). It offers educational advice in the workplace and is often called upon to provide guidance and direction in training matters.
The main aim of the school is to produce the best radiologists possible with the resources available.
Radiology training has changed over the past few decades. The training period consists of 5 years with years 1-3 spend in core training and years 4 and 5 in subspecialty/ higher training. The Royal College of Radiologist's curriculum recognises three levels of training, core, level I and level II.
All trainees are expected to achieve core competencies. All Radiologists would probably have level I competency and would practice as consultant radiologists with an area of special interest. Level II competencies refer to monospecialists who are expert in their domain, like a musculoskeletal radiologist.
Trainees can rotate through 11 hospitals on the HENW Mersey Radiology Training Programme.