Doctors Careers

Last updated: 15 February 2021

Training Fellowships

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) offer a range of Training Fellowships which run alongside our Deanery training rotations, offering equivalent training suited to those following a more unconventional training pathway.

This might be the postholders first experience of working in the NHS in our two-year foundation fellowship (having completed their first year of training overseas), and we aim to bring all postholders up to a standard to allow them to compete for national core training posts.

Our core fellowships allow a two-year programme in core level posts, enabling postholders to prepare for specialty applications or access research fellowships.

Foundation fellowship

The foundation fellowship is aimed at Doctors working at an FY1 or FY2 level and will comprise of four six-month placements. Currently we offer posts in:

  • Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

Foundation fellowship Doctors will use the HORUS portfolio and if possible, are welcome to attend the Deanery foundation teaching once a month along with the Deanery trainees.  All trainees will have a supervisor for each placement and attend specialty teaching on the wards. 

Core Fellowship

The core fellowship is aimed at Doctors who have already completed their foundation (house officer) jobs and are looking to specialise further.  We offer Medicine and Surgical core fellowships consisting of four six-month placements in their specialised areas. All core fellowship trainees will have supervision within each post. 

We currently offer core fellowship placements in:


  • Medicine for Older People, Rehabilitation and Stroke
  • Cancer Care (Haematology and Oncology)
  • Cardiology
  • Acute Medical Unit
  • Gastroenterology
  • Respiratory
  • Renal Medicine
  • General Internal Medicine


  • General Surgery
  • Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Urology

All placements are provided with an Educational Supervisor who will support them for the full two years of appointment.

We provide administrative support for Doctors who are required to revalidate during their training at PHU as well as mid year reviews and end of year Trust ARCP/appraisals for all doctors appointed to the Fellowship with Dr Rahul Kachroo, Programme Lead for the Clinical Fellowship. Dr Kachroo organises a Trust Doctor Support programme which covers topics including Revalidation and Portfolio Support and features guest speakers. 


There is on-site accommodation which can be arranged with residences after appointment.