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Speciality: Cardiology

Programme Description
GMC Reference: WOS/393

The Cardiology training in Scotland West has access to all modules for Cardiology. The training is provided in DGHs in and out with Glasgow, in Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Forth Valley. The Tertiary centre is Golden Jubilee National Hospital (GJNH). The tertiary centres house national services for ACHD and Advanced Heart Failure Unit as a Transplant site catering the whole of Scotland. This provides national access locally for provision in training for Advanced Heart Failure and ACHD. GJNH is one of the busiest sites for PCI activity in the UK and provides full range of complex PCI training for suitable candidates. The region has access to full range from basic to advanced Electrophysiology and Devices training. The region is rich in Cardiac MRI research so excellent training opportunities are available for CMR, Cardiac CT and Echocardiography training as well. 


ST4 year will be spent with a mix of Cardiology and GIM, inline with the new curriculum requirements, this may be a split of 6 months in a DGH with more focus on GIM and 6 months in city with focus on Cardiology. ST5 will be delivered as modular training to achieve core competencies in Cardiology with intensive focus on Echo training to achieve curriculum requirements. ST6-8 will be based on trainee requirement for sub specialist training and gets delivered between city hospitals and tertiary centre. 


The region offers great opportunity for research, access to regular training days in the region and national days via Scottish Cardiac Society. The region welcomes LTFT and offers fellowship opportunities in Heart Failure, Complex Devices and Coronary Intervention. 

Research, audit, teaching and management opportunities

The region has a long track for high impact research in Heart Failure via University of Glasgow. The region is also very rich in Coronary Intervention research and should provide excellent opportunities for a higher degree. OOPR applications are supported and welcomed. 

Where is the training delivered?
Training is delivered across:

University Hospital Ayr, University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Forth Valley Royal Hospital - FVRH, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank, 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 , 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 Marie Freel
Specialty or Sub-specialty Specialty or Sub-specialty: Specialty
Date of GMC recent approval April 2024
Associated Royal College - Faculty
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Curriculum and Associated Assessment System
Programme Administrator: Named Programme Administrator: Kerry Anne Ferrie
Address: NES, 2 Central Quay, 89 Hydepark Street, Glasgow, G3 8BW
Programme Director Programme Director Name: Dr Aadil Shaukat
Address: Glasgow Royal Infirmary
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