Gastroenterology training in the West of Scotland offers a well supported programme in which trainees rotate through the hospitals gaining competences in Gastroenterology and General (Internal) Medicine.
Each trainee will spend time in the large teaching hospitals (Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital) as well as District General Hospitals which are well resourced in Gastroenterology. They will have individual supervision in each post. Courses for upper GI Endoscopy and Colonoscopy are mandatory and funded centrally, allowing the trainee’s study leave to be used on other experience.
During the initial years of training, trainees will gain a broad experience of gastroenterology and enhanced training for diagnostic upper GI endoscopy. In the later years of the programme there will be opportunities to tailor the programme to gain experience in sub-specialty areas with specialty years in IBD and advanced endoscopy available locally. Specialist hepatology trianing is also available to level 2 standards and there are opportunities to have blocks of training at the transplant unit and to gain specialist hepatology accrediation by negociation.
There are and regular training days are held in many of the units and there is a regional programme of training days in both gastroenterology and general medicine
All trainees are encouraged to undertake audit projects at all sites and there are meetings on some sites to present such projects. Teaching is encouraged and there are opportunities to take part in management. We are very supportive of trainees who wish to take time out of programme to undertake a period of research.
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 Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow , Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, New Victoria Hospital, Glasgow, University Hospital Wishaw
This programme involves placements in some or all of these Health Boards and hospitals:
University Hospital Ayr, University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Forth Valley Royal Hospital - FVRH, Glasgow Royal Infirmary with clinics and scope lists at Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley , The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow with clinics and scope lists at Gartnavel General Hospital and the New Victoria Hospital, Wishaw Hospital
|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||https://www.gmc-uk.org/education/standards-guidance-and-curricula/curricula/gastroenterology-curriculum|
Named Programme Administrator:
Address: NES, 2 Central Quay, 89 Hydepark St, Glasgow, G3 8BW
Tel: 0141 223 1410
Programme Director Name: Dr Jack Winter
Address: Glasgow Royal Infirmary
|Quality of Training||Quality Management|