Foundation Doctor's Guide to East Scotland
The East region of Scotland Foundation School covers Dundee & Perth. Dundee, a coastal town, has recently had a huge injection of art funding, including the new Victoria & Albert museum which is a must to visit!
Ninewells Hospital, part of Dundee University, is the major tertiary centre in the region, specialising in cancer (especially leukaemia), genetics, robotic surgery & psychosurgery. Laparoscopic surgery was first introduced at Ninewells! A dedicated paediatric hospital, Tayside Children’s Hospital, is a located on the Ninewells site too.
Scotland is one Foundation School but split into 4 separate regions: East, North, South East & West. Most of the spots available are in the West (around Glasgow) & South East (around Edinburgh).
Foundation School Statistics For Scotland As A Whole
2021 F1 Places: 812
2021 F1 Applicants: 805
2021 Competition Ratio: 0.99
2020 Competition Ratio: 0.97
Below is an interactive bar chart displaying the competition ratios, lowest entry scores, and the number of posts over the past 5 years.
Please note that the 2021 data for lowest entry score is not yet available, we will update this graph when it is.
How Does Scotland Compare To Other Foundation Schools?
Check out our article "What are the most competitive foundations schools?" for a full breakdown.
Hospitals and Overall Satisfaction
In the graph below you'll find a list of hospitals attached the the Scotland foundation school. Each hospital is scored out of 100 in overall satisfaction for the GMC Survey 2019 data. The colour corresponds to the CQC rating of that hospital
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