Speciality: Internal Medicine
Internal Medical Training begins in August 2019 with a new three year programme and revised curriculum. The East region IM training programme follows the JRCPTB suggested structure of having an internal medicine and outpatient clinic focus in years 1 and 2. The newly introduced year 3 will provide acute medicine experience leading the medical take in both a teaching hospital and district general hospital setting, as well as critical care experience.
The first two years will be split into 6 posts of four months duration which will provide experience in most major medical specialties. All rotations will include a placement in geriatrics.
The IM3 year will involve two 6 month posts, one in Ninewells Hospital and one in Perth Royal Infirmary. During this year there will also be a 10 week critical care post with placement in ICU and the Medical High Dependency Unit.
The East region offers a monthly half day IMT teaching programme and regular PACES teaching. There are also individual hospital and unit postgraduate meetings in each of the specialties. Procedural skills training is available in Ninewells Hospital and Forth Valley and all trainees are strongly encouraged to attend simulation skills training via the TACTICS courses hosted in Larbert.
Training within the Region is trainee focused with attention to individual trainee needs and aspirations. To date trainee responses to national surveys have been positive and continue to show a trend of improvement with increasing numbers of green flags. There are plentiful opportunities to become involved in Research and Quality Improvement Projects.
Tayside and Forth Valley are beautiful areas to live and work within. They have varied geography and offer diverse interests for individuals and families, from a thriving city life in Dundee to outdoor activities in Angus, Perthshire, Stirling and North Fife. There are good road and rail networks to the other areas of Scotland. Dundee is within 60-90 minutes by road of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. The quality of life in Tayside is excellent with easy access to beautiful countryside for sport and leisure as well as world-renowned facilities for golf.
Forth Valley Royal Hospital - FVRH, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Perth Royal Infirmary
|Programme Type||Deanery based or National: Deanery |
|Administration office||West 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||June 2020|
|Associated Royal College - Faculty
Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (web site)
|Curriculum and Associated Assessment System||https://www.jrcptb.org.uk/new-internal-medicine-curriculum|
Named Programme Administrator:
Address: NHS Education for Scotland, Third Floor, 2 Central Quay, 89 Hydepark Street, Glasgow, G3 8BW
Tel: 0141 223 1421
Programme Director Name: Dr Suzy Silburn
Address: Dr Suzy Silburn Training Programme Director Department of Rheumatology Ninewells Hospital DUNDEE DD1 9SY
|Quality of Training||Quality Management|