Foundation Doctor's Guide to Severn
Severn Foundation School is focused around Bristol, but stretches south towards Yeovil & Taunton and east towards Bath & Swindon.
It is home to many highly specialist centres such as major trauma, paediatrics, cardio-thoracic and neurosurgery. These include Southmead Hospital, Bristol Royal Infirmary and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
Foundation School Statistics
2020 F1 Places: 264
2020 F1 Applicants: 366 (22 Academic Foundation posts)
2020 Competition Ratio: 1.39
2019 Competition Ratio: 1.72
From early 2021, Messly’s updated Training Navigator will be released which will show in-depth reviews & GMC ratings on each Foundation Training rotation in each deanery.
- Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
- Bristol Royal Infirmary
- Cheltenham General Hospital
- Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
- Musgrove Park Hospital
- Royal United Hospital
- Southmead Hospital
- The Great Western Hospital
- Weston General Hospital
- Yeovil District Hospital
A Doctor’s Experience
“For me, the Severn Deanery is an exciting mix of vibrant city life, historic towns and beautiful coast and countryside. We take trips hiking in Wales, surfing in Cornwall, and walking/pubbing in the Cotswolds. On other days, we visit events like the Bath Christmas market, rugby matches in Cardiff and the Cheltenham races.
I’m living in Bristol and currently commuting to Weston General Hospital. Bristol is the perfect sized city to feel at home and still have enough pubs, bars and cafes to try somewhere new each time. The city has distinct regions offering a mixture of culture, sport, music and history. I love it.
Bristol’s hospitals have a great reputation for learning and experience. Every job has been supportive and social. They have strong links to Bristol University and offer good opportunities in education and academia. Severn in general is also great at encouraging taster experiences at work.”
Bethany Brockbank, FY2 at Weston General Hospital in Weston-super-Mare
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