Dental Core Training in OMFS at York and Scarborough NHS Foundation trust

Trainees joining our close-knit team have the opportunity to gain exposure to all aspects of OMFS, including head and neck oncology, skin cancer, oral surgery and trauma. We have a very comprehensive induction to help get you up and running with confidence.

We have very close working relationships with the Orthodontic and Restorative Specialists. Both teams welcome involvement from motivated DCTs with opportunities within your timetable to work with the other departments both clinically and in research.

You will be expected to undertake an audit or service evaluation project during the year which you will present at one of the monthly clinical governance meetings.

The 1:6 on-call component of the post is very well supported with ample opportunities to develop your surgical skills as well as your medical and general patient management skills. We work closely with other medical and surgical specialties especially ENT, who cover the night first on-call from midnight.

York hospital has close ties with Hull York Medical School, with opportunities to be involved with undergraduate teaching. A significant number of our DCTs move on to study medicine, and continue working with us, helping with locum on- call shifts. There is therefore a wealth of experience and perspectives from which you can learn, and excellent support for career progression whichever route you decide to take.

York itself is an ancient walled city with Roman origins and a strong Viking heritage. There are thirty world-class museums, a vibrant food and cultural scene and let’s not forget it is home to the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, York Minster. York has excellent transport links, being placed half way between London and Edinburgh on the East Coast Line, and also on the trans Pennine route. There is little doubt then, why York has been voted by the Sunday Times as the best place to live in the UK.