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Welcome from the TPD

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.  Following successful appointment to the programme you will be asked for a preference for ST1 and thereafter each year you will complete a “Rotation Dreams Sheet” detailing your 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 all the college tutors.  ST2 trainees generally stay in the same unit for ST3 to allow continuity and familiarity for the step up to the middle grade rota. 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 45 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. The majority of ATSMs are also provided and information is provided 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.

Paul Mills, TPD

Dr Paul Mills

Dr Paul Mills

Training Programme Director

South East of Scotland

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Dr Shona Cowan

Dr Shona Cowan

Ultrasound Coordinator

South East of Scotland

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Dr Shiona Coutts

Dr Shiona Coutts

ATSM Director

South East of Scotland

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Dr Jennifer Allison

Dr Jennifer Allison

Education Committee Chair

South East of Scotland

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Dr Sarah Cooper

Dr Sarah Cooper

Workplace Behaviour Champion

South East of Scotland

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Dr Laura Stirrat

Dr Laura Stirrat

Trainee Rep

North, South East and East



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