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Speciality: Acute Care Common Stem - Emergency Medicine (ACCS-EM)

Programme Description
GMC Reference: WOS/381

Acute Care Common Stem Training aims to produce multi-competent junior doctors, able to recognise and manage the sick patient and who have the complementary specialty training required for the programmes in Emergency Medicine, Acute Medicine, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine.

The West of Scotland ACCS Training Programme is the largest in Scotland with rotations in large city centre teaching hospitals serving deprived inner city populations and district general hospitals with mixed rural and urban catchment areas. All units provide excellent training opportunities and provide trainees with exposure to a wide range of patients enabling them to easily fulfill curriculum requirements.

Research, audit, teaching and management opportunities

In Year 1 the programme comprises posts of 6 months duration in Acute Medicine & Emergency Medicine.

In Year 2 the programme comprises posts of 6 months duration in Anaesthetics & Intensive Care.

Following successful completion of the first 2 years trainees will progress to Year 3, which includes Paediatric Emergency Medicine at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill).

Close ties exist with the University of Glasgow which enable trainees to a develop a research portfolio as well as further their teaching skills.

Where is the training delivered?
Training is delivered across:

University Hospital Ayr, University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, 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 Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow, The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow , New Victoria Hospital, Glasgow, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, University Hospital Wishaw

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 Stephen Glen
Specialty or Sub-specialty Specialty or Sub-specialty: Specialty
Date of GMC recent approval August 2010
Associated Royal College - Faculty
Royal College of Emergercy Medicine (web site)
Curriculum and Associated Assessment System
Programme Administrator: Named Programme Administrator: Nicole Smith
Address: NHS Education for Scotland Glasgow, G3 8BW
Programme Director Programme Director Name: Dr Stewart Teece
Address: Monklands Hospital
Quality of Training Quality Management

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