What to expect
The West of Scotland Urology Training Programme is a well-established programme involving both large city teaching hospitals and sizeable district general urology units. Both types of unit offer wide urological experience of both core urology and subspecialty interests. There are currently 16 NTN trainess in the programmeThere is ample opportunity for research with links to University Departments. All trainees are required to take part in an audit activity and there is good opportunity for presentation of results at the six, monthly meetings of the West of Scotland Urology Group and at the annual meetings of the Scottish Urological Society. There is a history of secondment to units abroad, particularly Australia.
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Teaching sessions take place on a Friday afternoon at Gartnavel Hospital with a programme designed to cover the FRCS (Urol) curriculum. In addition, pan-Scotland training days have been introduced. The most recent day (Feb 2010) concentrated on stone disease and an andrology training day is planned for May 2010.
All the training units are within one hour of central Glasgow. All trainees meet every Friday afternoon for structured academic meetings with input from local experts and these meetings also give us chance to catch up socially. Our trainees have a strong academic record and are encouraged to participate in international fellowships.
Overall, West of Scotland trainees are provided with a sound foundation for consultant practice.
For further details, contact the trainees' representative, Alex Laird
Download the West of Scotland Urology Training Program (Word document)