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The West Scheme offers upto 12 Trainee places supported by one Training Programme Director.
The West scheme of the Northern Deanery wants you! We are looking for a group of enthusiastic, motivated young practitioners to join us for a year of fantastic training in a fabulous part of the country. Do you appreciate beautiful surroundings but with excellent links to major cities? We offer a superb opportunity to treat a wide range of patients with a variety of treatment needs, in a real community. The West scheme is where dentistry is fun and you can achieve a good work/life balance. We have friendly, approachable Trainers with good working relationships between the practices.
This year the study day curriculum has been adapted to blend a rich mixture of scheme based study days with multi scheme days using the feedback from previous Foundation Dentists to guide our content. Online evaluations, together with the inclusion of trainee involvement programme planning, help ensure we deliver programmes to meet your needs within the Dental Foundation curriculum. Study days are held between Rheged Centre in Penrith and our state of the art dental training facility, Bourne House at Durham. Trainers recognise the importance of team spirit and work together to make this a reality to ensure no one is left out. Our Induction in August features an "Apprentice" type challenge to initiate that team spirit which is so important in making new friends and colleagues.
John Ashman, BDS, DGDP (UK)
"This scheme offers a range of course locations and brilliant study days lead by what the FDs would like to do most."
"Do not hesitate to apply - there are plenty of beautiful places to visit. Fabulous rural locations and practices which must not be overlooked."
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my FD year on this scheme, so much so that I have decided to stay! Do not feel isolated; a lot of good nights out and excellent transport links."
Training practices are predominantly based in North Cumbria (Carlisle, Penrith, Cockermouth, Wigton, Ulverston, Sedbergh, Cleator Moor, Brampton, Barnard Castle, West Auckland are all possible Training Practice sites) but some practices may be based slightly outside this area.