Training in Respiratory Medicine in Scotland

Scottish Trainees

Training in respiratory medicine is divided into 4 different deaneries within Scotland: East, South East, North, West. There are currently 40-50 Respiratory trainees within Scotland and trainees will train within their deanery for the duration of their training unless they opt to do an out of program experience.

At present, training is organised at a national level by the STS, ensuring all core curriculum areas are covered.

How do I train in Respiratory Medicine?

Respiratory medicine offers an exciting and varied career. To become a respiratory consultant, the most common route is to complete internal medicine training (or ACCS-IM) and then go through higher specialty training in respiratory medicine. Some doctors will opt take other paths, and may become consultants by the CESR route.

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