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 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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