Hospital doctors are put through their PACES

Seven out of seven doctors in training based at Eastbourne DGH have passed their Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (PACES) exam for the Royal College of Physicians.

Seven out of seven doctors in training based at Eastbourne DGH have passed their Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (PACES) exam for the Royal College of Physicians.

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Seven out of seven doctors in training based at Eastbourne DGH have passed their Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (PACES) exam for the Royal College of Physicians.

The doctors who passed PACES were Dr Srivathsan Ravidran, Dr Deshan Weeraman, Dr Ben Clarke, Dr Hiten Patel, Dr Sarah Williams-Squire, Dr James Croft and Dr Tharindra Somasinghe. Passing this examination means these doctors can now apply for Registrar posts.

Dr Salim Shubber, director of medical education at the Trust, said, “I am so proud that seven out seven of our current Core Medical Trainees at Eastbourne DGH have passed their final Royal College of Physicians PACES examination. Passing this examination is a massive achievement.

“For every single Core Medical Trainee from Eastbourne DGH to pass at same time is a credit to all the doctors in question and an achievement for Medical Education at the Trust. Congratulations to them all.”

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is an Associate University Teaching Trust, closely linked with Brighton and Sussex Medical School and King’s College London, to develop excellent doctors for the future. The Postgraduate Education Centres’ at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH provide educational facilities for all doctors employed by East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. Both sites have simulation centres and clinical skills facilities. There are around 285 postgraduate doctors in training posts at Conquest Hospital, Eastbourne DGH and local General Practice Surgeries at any one time.