Person Specification

Hand Surgery TIG - February 2019





  • Intercollegiate Exit Examination at time of *commencing in post


  • Pre certification at the start of the fellowship*
  • Pre certification (or equivalent) for the whole of the Fellowship or permission from Training Programme Director to extend training to complete the fellowship
  • RITA C / ARCP Outcome 1 awarded at most recent annual assessment


Clinical Experience

  • At time of *commencing in post an applicant must have a minimum of four years training in Plastic Surgery or Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in a Specialist Registrar/Specialty Registrar placement (NTN holder or equivalent)
  • Demonstrable Log Book data to confirm Surgical Experience
  • Previous experience in hand surgery
  • To have had exposure to reconstructive hand surgery and an understanding of the fundamental principles of the management of patients with hand problems


  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • A keen enquiring mind
  • Responds to constructive criticism
  • Hand Surgery as part of chosen career
  • Demonstrates a smooth career pathway
  • Organisational Skills

Communication skills

  • To be clear, fluent and articulate in communication in English

Research and Audit

  • Previous experience with research and audit projects
  • Publications and Presentations
  • Academic postgraduate qualifications


  • A keen interest in the development of teaching methods and practical teaching skills
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate teaching experience
  • Postgraduate presentations

Information Technology

  • Knowledge and experience of IT as applied to medicine

Postgraduate Courses


  • ATLS
  • An interest in enrolling for the diploma in hand surgery


  • GMC Registration or eligible for Registration
  • Ability to travel
  • Prizes
  • Scholarships
  • Awards

* Commencing in Post - 1 February 2020 and 22 June 2020