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This information was provided by:

Ms Rebecca Lewis, ST5

Ms Katie Hoban, ST5

1. Who is the training programme director?

Mr Donald Campbell

2. Please list all of the hospitals in your deanery.

Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

Perth Royal Infirmary

Raigmore Hospital, Inverness

Stracathro Hospital, Brechin

3. Where do trainees generally live? 

 

“Dundee and Perth are most common.”

4. How easy is it to commute to different sites, and is there car parking available?

 

 

5. How are rotations are allocated?

“Rotations are allocated every six months. Trainee's generally can give a preference." 

 

6. Is there a trauma focussed ST3 year?

 

"Trainees gain a mixture of trauma and elective work in every rotation."

7. Does the deanery offer an ST3 bootcamp or equivalent induction?

 

No

 

8. Is there an arthroplasty focussed ST4 year?

No

 

9. Is there a post-exam dedicated teaching program (i.e. preparation for consultant)?

"This is covered in the NES LaMP course and ST7 & ST8 trainees are mentored by consultants in preparation for CCT"

 

10. How often is deanery teaching?

 

Weekly

 

11. Where is deanery teaching held?

 

One central location

 

12. Is there an annual meeting?

 

Yes

 

13. Are there associated registrar presentations and prizes?

 

Yes

 

 

14. Is there an established research infrastructure for trainees?

 

 

 

15. What is the affiliated medical school?

 

University of Dundee

16. What was the overall FRCS pass rate in your deanery in the last 3 years (including both parts and all attempts)?

 

88%

 

17. Can you name any FRCS Gold Medal Winners from your deanery?

 

N/A

 

 

18. Are there any other interesting or important facts to mention?

 

"The East of Scotland Deanery is part of the Scottish Run-through training programme (ST1-ST8) with entry at ST1 or ST3 level.

 

As a relatively small deanery we have excellent relationships with our consultant colleagues which ensures rapid development of operative skills and some of the best operative numbers UK wide by the completion of training.

Dundee is one of the four Scottish major trauma centres, providing good exposure to complex polytrauma patients and their management. Geographically, we work across three sites for most of our training which allows trainees to settle in one main base for the entirety of their training and develop a good network of friends and interests outside of work. Furthermore, there is the opportunity to widen your experience of remote & rural trauma through a year of training spent in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.

 

If you have a strong interest in research, there are multiple opportunities to undertake projects supervised by the consultants. Tayside is also regularly involved in recruitment for national studies including the STAR trial and the AIR trial. There is an annual research meeting run by the Tayside Orthopaedic Research Club (TORC) committee where trainees are strongly encouraged to submit their research and audits for presentation. This is always very well attended and recent guest speakers have included Professor Matthew Costa, Ms Louise McCullough (of SAS Who Dares Wins fame) and Professor David Beverland.

 

The Cairngorms National Park and St Andrews are within easy reach of Tayside with plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and be active. Our trainees have a wide range of sporting and artistic hobbies including hillwalking, cycling, stand up paddleboarding, surfing and even flying!"

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JOURNAL CLUB

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TRAINEE COLLABORATIVE

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CLINICAL TRIALS UNIT

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NIHR ACADEMIC CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP

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REGULAR RESEARCH MEETINGS

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