Speciality training in Edinburgh and South-East Scotland is regarded as one of the most prestigious in the country.
Trainees are exposed to a wealth of clinical environments, enthusiastic teachers and internationally recognised research opportunities. Given the relatively small size of the training programme, both geographically and numerically, the trainees and trainers benefit from a uniquely close relationship that continues throughout training. The majority of trainees start ‘run-through’ training at ST1 level by applying to the national selection process. During the first two years of training (ST1 and ST2), trainees will rotate through 18 months of Orthopaedics and 6 months of plastic surgery/intensive care medicine. ST3 and ST4 years are normally spent working in NHS Fife, where trainees become experienced in a range of trauma and elective procedures. The second half of training exposes trainees to the subspecialities, whilst the final two years prepares trainees for the FRCS (Tr&Orth) examination and allows refinements dependent on individual areas of interest. For more information on applications to speciality training please visit the Scottish Medical Training website: (http://www.scotmt.scot.nhs.uk/specialty/specialty-programmes/south-east/programme-information-profiles/trauma-and-orthopaedic-surgery.aspx).