I would like to welcome you to the South East of Scotland region for Obstetrics and Gynaecology Training. We have a fabulous programme for ST1-7 trainees with a varied group of hospitals and enthusiastic trainers. The region covers 4 units, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, St John’s Hospital Livingston, Borders General Melrose and Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy. Most trainees will rotate to at least 3 of these centres during the 7 years. You can find information about the individual units in those sections.
During the programme, trainees can be placed at any of the units mentioned as all accommodate every stage of training, other than Borders General Hospital, where only intermediate trainees are based. Each training year, the trainees are asked for their preference regarding the next year’s place of training. This is based primarily on educational requirements and is agreed in discussion with the TPD and the college tutors. Less than fulltime training is supported at all stages in training following discussion with the TPD and APGD for LTFT training in the region. Please see the LTFT section for further information.
The programme has an establishment of 48 trainees. Contact details for each unit can be found in the relevant section.
All aspects of the core curriculum are provided within the programme and there are also out of programme opportunities and subspecialty training. The region has subspecialty posts in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, a programme that is split between the West and South East region. There are also opportunities for subspecialty training in Reproductive Medicine and Gynae Oncology. We can accommodate training in all the ATSMs and information is included within the advanced training pages.
The programme has a rich history of providing excellent training and many of our trainees go on to become consultants within the region and many give back by being involved in training the consultants of tomorrow.
I hope you enjoy your training with us, please get in touch if you have any questions regarding the Obstetrics and Gynaecology programme in the South East of Scotland.
Shiona Coutts, TPD
North, South East and East
This page was last updated on: 20.02.2023 at 17.15