Welcome to the webpages for the Internal Medicine Training (IMT) Simulation programme.
The information below relates to Stage 1 IMT which is split into three training years known as IM1, IM2 and IM3.
Associate Postgraduate Dean for IMT: Dr Stephen Glen
Associate Postgraduate Dean for IMT simulation: Dr Vicky Tallentire
Training programme directors:
East: Dr Suzy Silburn and Dr Nik Rae
North: Dr Susan McGeoch and Dr William Rutherford
South East: Dr Kerri Baker and Dr Jane Rimer
West: Dr David Carty, Dr David Wilkin, Dr Marie Freel, Dr Manish Patel and Dr Gemma McGrory
Overview of IMT simulation
All IMT trainees will be invited to participate in a comprehensive programme of simulation-based activity across their three year training programme, covering both technical and non-technical skills.
Between August and January of their IM1 year, all trainees are invited to attend a three-day medical boot camp hosted by the Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors in Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert. The course will be residential (for those wishing to stay, refer to Study Leave Policy and Operational Guide and current Scottish Government guidelines relating to the COVID-19 pandemic) and will involve three days of intensive educational activity provided by a skilled faculty from all regions of Scotland. Some pre-course preparation will be required to facilitate ‘sign off’ of core procedural skills to the level required by the IMT curriculum in IM1. Trainees will be allocated to a boot camp by their TPD, in consultation with their local rota organiser, and contacted directly with the dates.
Building on the learning from boot camp in IM1, trainees are invited to attend a skills day during IM2. For ease of access, the skills day will be delivered in two locations: Glasgow (for West and South East trainees) and Aberdeen (for North and East trainees). The day will focus on a series of complex treatments and procedural skills listed in the Curriculum for Internal Medicine Stage 1 Training. Once again, some pre-course preparation will be required to facilitate ‘sign off’ of core procedural skills. The day will be delivered by expert faculty from all regions and, as per IM1 boot camp, funding for all aspects of the day (including course fee, travel and subsistence) is in addition to trainees' usual study leave budget and will not impact on other claims over the course of IMT.
In IM3, all trainees in structural posts (i.e following direct progression from IM1 & 2) are invited to return to the Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors in Forth Valley Royal Hospital, to undertake a ‘registrar ready’ course. This course will integrate technical and non-technical aspects, focusing on patients with complex medical presentations as well as the specific challenges of the ‘medical registrar’ role. The courses will run between February and May of the IM3 year and each course will involve two days of intensive educational activity, once again provided by skilled faculty from all regions of Scotland. As in previous years, the participants will be required to complete some pre-course preparation to facilitate ‘sign off’ of core procedural skills. The funding for all aspects of this course (including course fee, travel and subsistence) has been provided in addition to trainees' usual study leave budget and will not affect other claims over the course of IMT.
Please direct any IMT Simulation enquiries to IMTSimulation@nes.scot.nhs.uk
This page was last updated on: 23.09.2021 at 10.34