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Speciality: Geriatric Medicine

Programme Description
GMC Reference: EOS/418

Trainees receive a comprehensive training in all areas of Geriatric Medicine. The trainees are able to experience the components of the latest curriculum for Geriatric Medicine across a diverse and varied type of clinical environment.

In addition the excellent relationship with General Medicine training has enabled Tayside to provide a truly well rounded training experience. Clinical attachments thus range from the busy general ‘acute ‘Medicine for the Elderly admission wards through to the unusual rural Community hospital environment.

All trainees have the opportunity to gain time in different areas in a teaching, district general and community hospitals. Tayside has in addition a very strong track record in research and all trainees have excellent opportunities for research study as part of the training programme.

Regular study days are built into the training programme with in addition twice yearly joint meetings with the North of Scotland trainees.

There is no requirement to train outside of Tayside.

The East of Scotland Deanery involves Tayside, which is a beautiful area to live and work within. It has varied geography and offers diverse interests for individuals and families, from a thriving city life in Dundee to outdoor activities in Angus, Perthshire and North Fife. It has good road and rail networks to the other areas of Scotland. The quality of life in Tayside is excellent with easy access to beautiful countryside for sport and leisure as well as worldrenowned facilities for golf.

Training within the Deanery is trainee focused with attention to individual trainee needs and aspirations. Ninewells is a University teaching hospital with opportunities to become involved in research.

Research, audit, teaching and management opportunities

There are attachments to Royal Victoria Hospital and Ninewells Hospital  in Dundee, Perth Royal Infirmary  and to Angus which enable trainees to experience the range of models of care for delivering in this speciality. There is no requirement to train outside of Tayside.

Training within the Deanery is trainee focused with attention to individual trainee needs and aspirations.  Ninewells is a University teaching hospital with opportunities to become involved in research.

Where is the training delivered?
This programme involves placements in some or all of these Health Boards and hospitals:

Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Perth Royal Infirmary, Stracathro Hospital, Angus

Ninewells Hospital Group, Dundee

Royal Infirmary, Perth

Stracathro Hospital, Angus

Contacts and Useful Links
Programme Type Deanery based or National: Deanery
Administration office East of Scotland
Lead Dean / Director Professor Alastair McLellan
Responsible Associate Postgraduate Dean or Assistant Director (GP) Professor Graham Leese
Specialty or Sub-specialty Specialty or Sub-specialty: Specialty
Date of GMC recent approval August 2010
Associated Royal College - Faculty
Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (web site)
Curriculum and Associated Assessment System http://www.gmc-uk.org/education/geriatric_medicine.asp
Programme Administrator: Named Programme Administrator: Zoe Whitehill, Training Programme Administrator
Address: NHS Education for Scotland 2 Central Quay 89 Hydepark Street Glasgow G3 8BW
Tel: 0141-223-1489
Email: zoe.whitehill@nes.scot.nhs.uk
Programme Director Programme Director Name: Dr John Harper
Address: Dr John Harper Consultant Physician, Perth Royal Infirmary, Taymount Terrace, Perth PH1 1NX
Tel:
Email: j.harper@nhs.net
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