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Speciality: Renal Medicine

Programme Description
GMC Reference: EOS/444

The training program is located at Ninewells Hospital & Medical School. Trainees will gain a comprehensive clinical experience in Renal Medicine. This involves the care of adult patients with the full spectrum of renal disease. Rotation involves ward inpatients, hospital–wide referrals including form the medical HDU, CCU and ITU as well as the care of hospital-based maintenance haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients. Outpatient experience also includes the care of new and follow-up patients in clinical general nephrology as well as specialist clinics including transplantation, low clearance, supportive care and the diabetic renal clinics.

Transplant patients following the immediate post-transplant period undergo continued care at Ninewells. Acute transplantation experience is undertaken for the requisite three-month period at one of the regional transplant centres. The unit has active educational and teaching activities with regular pathology and journal club as well as audit and quality meetings. Research opportunities exist and are encouraged. Trainees are given protected time to attend both Renal and General Medical Training activities. Those undertaking dual accreditation in Renal and GIM undergo two years GIM in coordination with Program Director, Department of Medicine and this will usually involve additional experience at Perth Royal Infirmary.

Research, audit, teaching and management opportunities

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 world-renowned 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

Where is the training delivered?
Training is delivered across:

Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Perth Royal Infirmary, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

Perth Royal Infirmary, Perth

Transplant unit – Edinburgh Royal

Contacts and Useful Links
Programme Type Deanery based or National: Deanery
Administration office West of Scotland
Lead Dean / Director Professor Adam Hill
Responsible Associate Postgraduate Dean or Assistant Director (GP) Dr Tom Fardon
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
Programme Administrator: Named Programme Administrator: Victoria Hannah
Address: NHS Education for Scotland 2 Central Quay 89 Hydepark Street Glasgow G3 8BW
Programme Director Programme Director Name: Dr Graham Stewart
Address: Dr Graham Stewart Consultant Renal Dept Ninewells Hospital Dundee DD1 9SY
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