- Created on 15 February 2010
- Written by Recia Atkins
West of Scotland
This brief section provides some information about Geriatric training in the West of Scotland. We hope to expand this section in the future.
There are over 30 trainees in the West of Scotland. Training is undertaken in eight of the regions numerous district general hospitals. There are also attachments to the Geriatric Departments of Glasgow's five teaching hospitals.
There is a rolling programme of (mainly) lecture based sessions. This comprises 5 full day sessions per academic year. Teaching is based on the Geriatric Medicine Curriculum. The teaching is delivered at different sites around the deanery. There is consultant and trainee input into specific content. At present there is a committee made up of consultants and trainees looking into developing the teaching particularly in view of ST Training and the KBA. There is also Generic Skills courses (essentially general management training) offered by the deanery. Trainees are obliged to attend a minimum number of there courses particularly in the later stages of their training.
Please see the “Academic Centres: Glasgow” section of the BGS Scotland website.
This takes place in April at the Royal College of Physicians in Glasgow. In 2008 this became a Scotland-wide event for first time. Trainees (usually in the second year of their training) present a literature review of chosen topic and several trainees have gone on to present these reviews at national meetings.