Training schemes unlike any other

By training in Wales, you’ll get to choose from dozens of flexible, high quality specialty training programmes and receive support from experienced doctors who can support your development.

Voted No.1

BCUHB was voted number one in the 2016 GMC Training Survey. 

The hospital scored so highly as to give it a ‘green’ in the GMC rankings which means that the majority of trainees have to agree it to be 25 per cent above the average.
Every year, trainees at each hospital and institution in the UK are asked to provide confidential feedback on areas such as their induction, supervision, support and the environment to the GMC, which is then fed back to the Wales Deanery.
As a result, eight areas of best practice have been identified for Ysbyty Gwynedd in this years’ survey. These include General and Foundation Medicine, Endocrine and Diabetes, Anaesthetics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Spread the risk

All your medical indemnity needs are taken care of by the Welsh Risk Pool. This means you’ll be covered in full whether you’re based in hospital or general practice. You could save around £1500 in your second year of training, and around £2400 in your third year.

Flexible training options

You can train on a less than full-time basis (LTFT), and our Out of Programme Experience (OOPE) which means you can take a break to gain additional clinical experience.

Education Contract unique to Wales

Our Education contract guarantees you access to all the outpatients clinics, theatre sessions, ward rounds and other educational opportunities you need.

Specialty training programmes 

The Wales Deanery operates a wide range of specialty training programmes for you to choose from including the Broad Based Training Programmes in West Wales and North Wales and lots of specialty training such as the Mountain Medicine Program which trains on the foothills of Snowdon. All recruits into GP Training in Wales can rank their preferred training scheme and North Wales provides a range of opportunities across rural and urban settings and locations.

Fellowship opportunities

Development options include the opportunities to train on a highly regarded Welsh Clinical Academic Track (WCAT) Fellowship and Welsh Clinical Leadership Fellowships. By completing the Fellowship, you’ll be ideally placed to build and lead the transitional research from bench to bedside or improvements in the delivery of healthcare.


An added incentive

From August 2017, North Wales NHS GP incentive scheme will be rolled out in certain parts of the region, offering GP trainees a £20,000 incentive package whilst they train and stay in the position for one year of practice afterwards. A second incentive of a one-off payment of £2,000 will be paid to all GP Speciality Training Programme trainees to help cover their final exams following study in North Wales.

If you are a Year 1 Foundation Doctor, you are entitled to free accommodation in whatever part of North Wales you choose.

We also offer comprehensive relocation packages.

Funded Courses

Bangor University has commissioned places for undergraduate courses in Nursing, Radiography and Midwifery and postgraduate courses open to life sciences graduates in Adult Nursing and Physician Associate.


"In a training role I am regularly supervised and receive great support in working towards my qualification. I've also had the opportunity to present a poster at a National Conference."
Trainee Clinical Scientist (Audiology)
"The consultant who coordinates our rota is very keen to facilitate study leave. In my short 4 months in A&E, I was able to attend two courses including ALTS and present an intereting case of elderly trauma at a regional meeting."
F2 A&E
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