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Speciality: Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Programme Description
GMC Reference: WOS/507

This programme offers a comprehensive Oral and Maxillofacial training covering the whole of the OMFS syllabus. We have a clinical workload that enables us to provide quality training with good educational supervision in each unit. Academic support and research opportunities are strong, particularly through the academic institutions in Edinburgh and Glasgow. These associations also give opportunity for involvement in teaching of undergraduate medical and dental students.

On Call
The trainee will be expected to take part in the on call rota for the specialty.  This is a regional system in the West of Scotland.  In the North East the on call commitment is for the area covered by the unit in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, in the East for the area covered by the unit in Ninewells Hospital and in the South East it is for the area covered by the unit based in St John's Hospital only.

Administration
The trainee will be expected, when appropriate, to participate in the day to day administrative running of the department such as organisation of on-call rotas, organisation of undergraduate training, patient reports and letters. The trainee will have the opportunity to develop management skills as required by the Surgical Royal Colleges.

Continuing Education
The trainee will be expected to participate in educational activities on a local and national basis. Trainees are expected to further their education through attendance at meetings and courses held both locally and nationally. Local educational activities include journal clubs, clinical pathological conferences, clinical audit meetings, postgraduate courses and courses organised by the Royal Colleges. Development of management skills is encouraged and the trainee will be expected to attend appropriate courses.

Teaching
At the appropriate stage of training, the trainee will be expected to take part in departmental teaching for junior staff, postgraduates, undergraduates, nursing staff, etc.

Research
Facilities and support for research activities are available through University academic departments and within hospital departments. The trainee will be encouraged to participate in clinical research and time will be allocated consistent with current Terms & Conditions.

Audit
Audit is an essential component of Oral & Maxillofacial practice and the trainee will be required to participate in local and national audit activities.

Further information on the Curriculum Oral and Maxillofacial surgery is available on the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme (ISCP) www.iscp.ac.uk

Further information on the training programme is available from Mr Craig Wales, Training Programme Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. 0141 201 1100.

Research, audit, teaching and management opportunities

The programme offers a comprehensive Oral and Maxillofacial training covering the whole of the OMFS syllabus. We have a clinical workload that enables us to provide quality training with good educational supervision in each unit.

The training units include specialist Head and Neck, Craniofacial, Orthognathic and Paediatric (including all aspects of cleft surgery) teams. There are regular MDT meetings and joint clinics with related specialties.

Trainees will make full use of the extensive training opportunities provided in each placement. Rotations are 6 monthly with an intention in the early years to have placements organised to meet the ISCP syllabus criteria for initial and intermediate stages of training along with an exposure to all aspects of OMFS, with the capacity in final years of training to begin to focus on specialised areas if desired.

Trainees will be encouraged to develop management skills as required by the Surgical Royal Colleges.

Trainees attend educational activities throughout Scotland both locally and nationally. Local educational activities include journal clubs, clinical pathological conferences, clinical audit meetings, postgraduate courses and courses organised by the Royal Colleges. At the appropriate stage of training, the trainee will be expected to take part in departmental teaching for junior staff, postgraduates, undergraduates, nursing staff, etc.

Excellent facilities and support for research activities are available through University academic departments and within hospital departments. These associations also give opportunity for involvement in teaching of undergraduate medical and dental students. Audit is an essential component of Oral & Maxillofacial practice and the trainee will participate in local and national audit activities.

Trainees can expect to rotate through a wide variety of training locations, including the large Glasgow teaching hospitals such as Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (Regional Maxillofacial Unit), as well as district general and peripheral sites such as Monklands District General Hospital, Forth Valley Royal Hospital and Crosshouse Hospital.

Scotland offers the cosmopolitan lifestyle of the big cities with excellent leisure, lifestyle and shopping, and also close and easy access to some of the most beautiful countryside in the world, with outdoor sporting and leisure facilities that are second to none.

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

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Forth Valley Royal Hospital - FVRH, University Hospital Monklands, Airdrie, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, The Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow, The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow , St Johns Hospital, Livingston

Aberdeen Royal infirmary

University Hospital Crosshouse

Forth Valley Royal Hospital

Monklands Hospital Airdrie

Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow

The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

St John's Hospital, Livingstone

Contacts and Useful Links
Programme Type Deanery based or National: National
Administration office West of Scotland
Lead Dean / Director Professor Alastair McLellan
Responsible Associate Postgraduate Dean or Assistant Director (GP) Mr Dominique Byrne
Specialty or Sub-specialty Specialty or Sub-specialty: Specialty
Date of GMC recent approval August 2010
Associated Royal College - Faculty
Joint Committee on Surgical Training (web site)
Curriculum and Associated Assessment System https://www.iscp.ac.uk/surgical/curr_intro.aspx
Programme Administrator: Named Programme Administrator: Suzanne Stirling
Address: NHS Education for Scotland, 102 West Port, Edinburgh, EH3 9DN
Tel: 0131 656 3409
Email: Claire.Beharrie@nes.scot.nhs.uk
Programme Director Programme Director Name: Mr Craig Wales
Address: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 4TF
Tel:
Email: craig.wales@nhs.net
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