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This information was provided by:

Anonymous trainee

1. Who is the training programme director?

Mr Evan Crane

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

Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary

Forth Valley Royal Hospital (Larbet)

Gartnavel General Hospital (Glasgow)

Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Golden Jubilee National Hospital (Clydebank)

Inverclyde Royal Hospital (Greenock)

New Stobhill Hospital (Glasgow)

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (Glasgow)

Royal Alexandra Hospital (Paisley)

Royal Hospital for Children (Glasgow)

The New Victoria Hospital (Glasgow)

University Ayr Hospital 

University Crosshouse Hospital

University Hairmyres Hospital

University Wishaw Hospital

West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital

3. Where do trainees generally live? 

"Popular areas to live include the West End of Glasgow (eg. Hyndland, Broomhill, Jordanhill, Partick, Kelvinside), Southside of Glasgow (eg. Shawlands, Pollockshaws), or City centre. There are many areas that are more popular for buying family houses and include various neighbourhoods in the Southside such as Newton Mearns, Giffnock and Pollockshaws, and in the West end such as Bearsden and Jordanhill. There are however a vast array of beautiful areas outside of Glasgow that allow commuting to most hospitals in the rotation including Ayrshire and Lanarkshire."

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



5. How are rotations are allocated?

“Most trainees have a provisional plan of rotations. However, this is always subject to change as the region is large and there are many trainees to accommodate." 


6. Is there a trauma focussed ST3 year?



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




8. Is there an arthroplasty focussed ST4 year?



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



10. How often is deanery teaching?


"Usually a full day once per month."


11. Where is deanery teaching held?


One central location


12. Is there an annual meeting?




13. Are there associated registrar presentations and prizes?





14. Is there an established research infrastructure for trainees?




15. What is the affiliated medical school?


University of Glasgow and University of Strathclyde

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




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


Mr Jibu Joseph, Mr Evan Crane and Mr David Large



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


"The West of Scotland offers many opportunities for a rich and varied specialty training experience. It comprises a wide geographical area, including both urban and rural areas, with a mix of city teaching hospitals and smaller but busy district general hospitals.


The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital In Glasgow is the regional Major Trauma Centre and encompasses expertise to treat multiply injured patients including pelvic, spinal and complex limb reconstruction services. Glasgow Royal Infirmary includes the regional centre for Musculoskeletal Oncology & the Scottish Sarcoma Network.


There are opportunities for research including out-of-programme higher research degrees as well as non-formal research projects with local consultants and trainee collaborative networks across Scotland. The West of Scotland is also an amazing place to live in and/or raise a family. Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and has lots of cultural events to offer.


It is also an excellent base for exploring the breathtakingly beautiful landscapes that the West coast of Scotland and the Western Isles have to offer, and is within reach of the Scottish highlands and their amazing national parks. It has an international airport and the rest of the central belt of Scotland, such as Edinburgh and Dundee, are only 45minutes - 1hr 30minutes away."


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