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The Education Centre

We aim to:

• Be the first point of call for all the healthcare information needs of NHS Dumfries & Galloway staff,
• Deliver high quality Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education,
• Support the delivery of continuing professional development for all NHS Dumfries & Galloway staff.

We are committed to providing the support needed for all staff to reach their potential and achieve their career goals.


Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine (ScotGEM) Programme

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is a partner in the Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine programme (ScotGEM).
The first cohort began their studies in St Andrews in the summer of 2018. Further information is available on the St Andrews University website by clicking this banner or from Dr Sara Proudfoot, Associate Director of Medical Education (ScotGEM) [email protected] or Tracy MacPhee ScotGEM Co-ordinator (D&G) [email protected].

ScotGEM is designed to develop doctors interested in a career as a generalist practitioner within NHS Scotland. ScotGEM offers a unique and innovative four-year graduate entry medical programme tailored to meet the contemporary and future needs of the NHS in Scotland and focuses on rural medicine and healthcare improvement.
The programme will capitalise on the existing strengths of medical teaching in the universities of St Andrews and Dundee in collaboration with NHS Dumfries and Galloway, NHS Fife, NHS Tayside, NHS Highland, and the University of the Highlands and Islands. This exciting partnership enables the development of a truly distinctive programme.


Courses and Events


Our Services

The Education Centre at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary is equipped with all the latest IT, audiovisual technology including 75” LED screens, giving excellent presentation facilities in all rooms and the Clickshare wireless presentation system allowing you to fully mirror the screen of your laptop, tablet or phone onto the central meeting room screen by connecting the Button to share from your laptop or using the free ClickShare app for mobile devices.  We have MS Teams available from any of our rooms along with clinical skills training with interactive models and can provide group IT skills training.

We have a well equipped Simulation Suite with a mid-fidelity HAL simulator and a SMOTS™ recording system to allow us to provide a wide variety of simulated scenarios for staff and students.

Our team supports educational programmes, run ad-hoc educational events, and are able to offer advice on teaching methods, literature searching and event organisation.

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