Speciality: Endocrinology and Diabetes
The West of Scotland Training Programme in Endocrinology and Diabetes is well established and covers all of the sub-specialist disciplines necessary to successfully obtain a CCT in Diabetes & Endocrinology. The specialty is predominantly out-patient based with an in-patient commitment to General Internal Medicine. In addition to clinical training, the West of Scotland also offers ample opportunities in the Academic aspects of Diabetes & Endocrinology with active research programmes being provided by a number of Senior Academics with an established track record. Many previous trainees have taken advantage of the research opportunities available, usually leading to the award of an MD or PhD.
Specialty training: This commences at ST3 level and lasts 5 years for the majority of trainees, leading to dual accreditation in Diabetes and Endocrinology and General (Internal) Medicine. The first (ST3) year is primarily focused on Acute and General Medicine in a District General Hospital, although a basic grounding in general Diabetes and Endocrinology is also encouraged. Subsequent training in the sub-specialist aspects of Diabetes and Endocrinology is delivered across the main Glasgow Teaching Hospitals (Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Glasgow Royal Infirmary are the inpatient acute sites. When placed at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital you will expect to do outpatient clinics at Gartnavel General Hospital, New Victoria Infirmary and West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital. When at Glasgow Royal Infirmary you will expect to do clinics at Stobhill Ambulatory Care Hospital). These training sites offer excellent opportunities to gain sub-specialist training in the management of diabetic pregnancy, paediatric and adolescent diabetes, diabetic renal disease, diabetic neuropathy and foot problems, diabetic eye disease, thyroid problems, pituitary and adrenal disease, reproductive endocrinology, paediatric endocrinology, metabolic bone disease and the endocrine aspects of cancer.
An ongoing commitment to training in acute and general medicine continues during this phase of training. Attachments to Intensive Care, Coronary Care and District General Hospitals take place in the latter stages of training.
The specialty is predominantly out-patient based with an in-patient commitment to General Internal Medicine. The West of Scotland also offers ample opportunities in the Academic aspects of Diabetes & Endocrinology with active research programmes being provided by a number of Senior Academics with an established track record. Many previous trainees have taken advantage of the research opportunities available, usually leading to the award of an MD or PhD.
University Hospital Ayr, University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Forth Valley Royal Hospital - FVRH, Gartnavel General, Glasgow, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, University Hospital Hairmyres, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock, University Hospital Monklands, Airdrie, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley , The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow , Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, New Victoria Hospital, Glasgow, University Hospital Wishaw
Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital
Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert Ayr Hospital, Ayr Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock Monklands District General Hospital, Airdrie Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride Wishaw General Hospital, Wishaw
Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock Dumfries & Galloway Royal Hospital, Dumfries
|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)||Dr David Marshall|
|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/postgraduate/endocrinology_and_diabetes_mellitus.asp|
Named Programme Administrator:
Address: NES, 2 Central Quay, 89 Hydepark Street, Glasgow, G3 8BW
Tel: 0141 223 1410
Programme Director Name: Dr Andrew Kernohan
Address: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
|Quality of Training||Quality Management|