Foundation Doctor's Guide to South East Scotland
Edinburgh, the main city in the South East region, is a beautiful capital city. It has a deep history, a superb cultural scene, with many theatres, galleries, pubs and restaurants. That’s without mentioning the infamous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where the whole city transforms into a month-long arts & culture festival bringing in visitors from across the globe.
St John’s Hospital, one of the two tertiary centres in the region, is the regional centre for radiology, plastic surgery, burns, max-fax & ENT. The other being Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, a major trauma centre, and the only hospital in Scotland that specialises in liver, pancreas & kidney transplantation. It also has a dedicated paediatric hospital next-door too.
Scotland is one foundation school but split into 4 separate regions: East, North, South East & West. Most of the spots available are in West (around Glasgow) & South East (around Edinburgh).
Messly wants to help doctors make evidence-based decisions about their careers. We’ve put together a short guide to the South East region of Scotland Foundation School to help you rank your rotation programmes. Below is a snapshot of hospital ratings and reviews from the Messly community of doctors together with information about the geography of the region.
Foundation School Statistics (Whole of Scotland)
2020 F1 Places: 779
2020 F1 Applicants: 756 (54 Academic Foundation posts)
2020 Competition Ratio: 0.97
2019 Competition Ratio: 1.06
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- Royal Edinburgh Hospital
- Borders General Hospital
- Western General Hospital
- Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
- Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh
- Victoria Hospital
- St John’s Hospital
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