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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.

 

Welcome to Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine (ScotGEM) Students August 2019

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is a partner in the new Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine programme (ScotGEM).
The first cohort began their studies in St Andrews in the summer of 2018 and groups of 12-14 second year students will be undertaking 6 week blocks in our region from 12th August 2019. Further information is available on the St Andrews University website by clicking this banner or from Dr Fiona Graham, Director of Medical Education (ScotGEM) fionagraham2@nhs.net.

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 videoconferencing available from any of our rooms along with clinical skills training with interactive models and can provide group IT skills training.

New additions to the Centre include a Simulation Suite with a mid-fidelity HAL simulator and a SMOTS™ recording system to allow us to develop our provision of simulation.

We have the modern John Paterson Library including 10 computers with 24-hour internet access, an open plan breakout space for catering, 10 seminar rooms and an 82 seat tiered lecture theatre.  All these rooms are available for use at any time.

Medical Education in Dumfries & Galloway

The Education Centre has traditionally focused on Medical Education but we are always trying to develop much closer links with providers of education for all NHS staff.  We are always keen to welcome any member of staff to make use of the Education Centre facilities.

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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