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Messly Top Picks – Geriatric Medicine Specialty Training

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In this blog we are highlighting our picks for the best rotations for Geriatric Medicine specialty training. With an aging population, this is a specialism that many junior doctors are being encouraged to follow. We decided to find the hospitals which have the highest ratings for this growing specialty so you can make evidence-based decisions about your application to ST3 (applications open on 1st February).


How have we chosen our picks? We’ve used our Training Navigator, which uses ratings from over 40,000 junior doctors from GMC survey 2016, to give each rotation in each hospital a 5 star ranking. Rotations with 5 stars scored in the top 20% of jobs of that speciality and grade, whilst those in the bottom 20% will receive one star. This gives you an at-a-glance comparison of rotations. Read our guide for how to use the TN for more help.


Our top rated hospitals are listed below. These are the hospitals with the highest ratings across the board for Geriatric Medicine specialty training.

Top Picks - Geriatric Medicine Specialty Training
All data is sourced from the GMC National Training Survey: Messly have devised their 5 star rating by grouping hospitals for each measure in quintiles, based on their ranking for the same programme and training level.

Key takeaways


1) South Thames and Northern Ireland perform well in our top picks


South Thames has 3 of our top picks, including University Hospital Lewisham which is rated 1st for overall satisfaction and clinical supervision and joint 2nd for adequate experience. St George’s is 7th for overall satisfaction and 6th for having a supportive environment. Conquest Hospital in East Sussex made it into our top picks by having 4 or 5 stars for every category.  Northern Irish hospitals also received good ratings, with both Ulster and Craigavon area hospitals making it into the top 10.


2) There are no hospitals with 5 stars across the board


None of the hospitals have 5 star ratings in every category for training in geriatric medicine. Overall satisfaction appears to be closely correlated to adequate experience and a supportive environment. Ulster, Countess and Craigavon hospitals are in the top ten for overall satisfaction, adequate experience and having a supportive environment. Derriford Hospital is also 5th for overall satisfaction and 2nd for adequate experience.


3) Read reviews to give you a full picture


To get the full picture on specialty training it’s best to use our Training Navigator alongside written reviews from radiology trainees on Messly. There a number of rotations that haven’t made our Top Picks but still rank highly. Here’s what a geriatric medicine trainee has to say about ……… hospital:

If you want to connect with a doctor or request a review to find out more about a specific rotation get in touch so we can use our network to help you make smarter decisions about your career.

Learn More

  •  Read more about our mission to help doctors make evidence-based career choices.
  •  Get started with our Training Navigator to dive deeper with into ratings across the country.
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