The WoS radiology training programme is based on an apprenticeship-style model where you receive 1:1 feedback on your work with direct input from consultants. This is the most common style of training provided in Radiology. It is worth noting that some deaneries in England run as Radiology Academies, where trainees have several teaching sessions a week, run as a tutorials with cold cases (Plymouth, Norwich, Leeds).
In the WoS your day is typically split into two sessions: morning (9am – 1pm) and afternoon (1pm – 5pm), unless you work in NHS Lanarkshire Hospitals where there are four 2-hour sessions per day. During your day, you will have a mixture of different modalities. For example, morning CT followed by afternoon Plain Films.
The WoS Radiology training scheme is a large training scheme with ~90 registrars.
It covers a wide range of hospitals across several health boards. During rotations, you may have one day a week at a peripheral hospital (marked by *):
NHS Greater Glasgow
- Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (includes Gartnavel General Hospital* & New Victoria Hospital*)
- Glasgow Royal Infirmary (includes Stobhill Hospital*)
- Royal Alexandra Hospital (includes Inverclyde Royal Hospital* and Vale of Leven Hospital)
- University Hospital Hairmyres
- University Hospital Wishaw
- University Hospital Monklands
NHS Ayrshire and Arran
- Crosshouse (includes Ayr*)
NHS Forth Valley
- Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Institute of Neurological Sciences
- 4 month block in 3rd year with option of senior trainee blocks
Royal Hospital for Children
- 4 month block in 2nd/3rd year with option of senior trainee blocks
- all trainees must have one week at Breast Screening in either 2nd or 3rd year.
- Option for senior trainee blocks further in training
There are currently no regular placements in Dumfries & Galloway or Oban, however, radiology takes pride in offering flexible opportunities. Placements out-with the usual list of sites can be discussed further with the Programme Director.