• RAPM:  Dr Gaurva Chhabra
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  • Application & Interview process:   No formal application/interview process


There is no formal interview process for Advanced Pain Training; trainees express interest to the programme director who allocates the trainees to posts depending on availability and the trainee’s preference for training centres. It is compulsory to complete six months Advanced Pain Training at Frenchay Hospital, but trainees can chose between University Hospital Bristol, Royal United Hospital Bath and Cheltenham General Hospital for the remaining six months.

Trainees usually decide their interests by ST5 but undertake APT in ST6/ST7. To date, we have had no problem accommodating the interests of all trainees but if demand exceeds availability interviews would be conducted.