Scotland - West
ABOUT THE ROTATION
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
Royal Hospital for Children
University Hospital Wishaw
Forth Valley Royal Hospital
University Hospital Crosshouse
Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.
The West of Scotland T&O training programme offers entry at ST1 for run-through training (8 years) and directly at ST3 (6 years). Both routes of entry are via the national selection process and the number of places varies from year to year. The training programme offers access to the entire orthopaedic syllabus, both in terms of sub-specialty interests and provides a strong grounding in orthopaedic trauma. The development of a Major Trauma Network is underway and the region will see significant in the next few years. Trainees are encouraged and supported to undertake research during their training. There is a strong emphasis on teaching and there is compulsory formal regional teaching (ST3+) on a monthly basis during 'term time'. Focusing on preparation for the FRCS, it is delivered by local and invited guest speakers.
ABOUT THE REP
I am an ST7 in the West of Scotland Deanery. Interest in training and how to improve this both locally and nationally. Happy to be approached by any trainee if they have concerns regarding their training, or have any questions regarding the WoS training programme.