Postgraduate Clinical Training (Residencies and Internships)

Postgraduate Clinical Training (Residencies and Internships)

Residency Programme

The University of Glasgow residency programme offers either three-year or four-year positions in the following disciplines:

  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Anaesthesia
  • Small Animal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Small Animal Surgery
  • Cattle Health And Production
  • Small Ruminant Health And Production
  • Equine Internal Medicine
  • Equine Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Epidemiology And Public Health

The residencies are supervised structured 4 year training programmes in specific professional disciplines

Residency Programme: Clinical Services

Clinical Services are supplied through the Small Animal Hospital, The Weipers Centre for Equine Welfare, Animal Production and Public Health and Veterinary Diagnostic Services.

Small Animal Hospital

The Small Animal Hospital is one of the leading specialist veterinary centres in the country.  Thirteen specialist areas are staffed by veterinary surgeons and qualified veterinary nurses and the hospital is an approved training centre for RCVS and European diplomas in such areas as neurology, surgery, internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, anaesthesia and pathology.

The hospital is fully equipped with on-site CT, fluoroscopy, radiology, ultrasonography, video endoscopy/bronchoscopy, linear accelerator and MRI.  It has an ICU with dedicated staffing and a modern theatre complex.  An advanced electronic patient record system is operational and is being extended.

  • Practical Clinical Training
    Residents will rotate through speciality areas relevant to their discipline and the requirements of the various colleges. Residents will be involved in the diagnosis, treatment and care of cases in the speciality area under supervision. Every morning residents are required to attend ward rounds (depending on their rotation). In the rotations residents will generally work in conjunction with both senior staff members and junior clinical scholars attached to that particular discipline.  The exact organisation of the practical clinical training will vary between the different disciplines. Residents will be required to participate in an out-of-hours rota involving both evening and weekend duties.

  • Research Training
    Residents are required to undertake a part-time Masters degree (Master of Veterinary Medicine; MVM) by research, often in collaboration with the school’s major research groups. The regulations for the MVM will be those in place at the time of commencement of individual residency training programmes. i.e. those in the University Calendar and applied by the Graduate School.

  • Start Dates
    Entry to the residency programme will generally take place on either 1st March or 1st September but vary with clinical discipline to comply with specific European College exam dates.


Internships

Scholars will receive training and gain experience in the areas of:

  • Anaesthesia
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Radiology
  • Neurology
  • General Surgery

Appointments are for one year.

Internships: Clinical Services

Clinical Services are supplied through the Small Animal Hospital, The Weipers Centre for Equine Welfare, Animal Production and Public Health and Veterinary Diagnostic Services, with a combined staff of approximately 110.

Small Animal Hospital

The Small Animal Hospital is one of the leading specialist veterinary centres in the country.  Thirteen specialist areas are staffed by veterinary surgeons and qualified veterinary nurses and the hospital is an approved training centre for RCVS and European diplomas in such areas as neurology, surgery, internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, anaesthesia and pathology.  

The hospital is fully equipped with on-site CT, fluoroscopy, radiology, ultrasonography, video endoscopy/bronchoscopy, linear accelerator and MRI.  It has an ICU with dedicated staffing and a modern theatre complex.  An advanced electronic patient record system is operational and is being extended.


Internships: Scholarship Purpose

The aim of the clinical training scholarship (internship) is to provide a well-rounded postgraduate clinical training in medicine and surgery, over one year.  The time spent doing the scholarship can be used towards one of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificates.

  • Qualifications
    Scholars must possess a veterinary degree which is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and be Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the United Kingdom.  Where applicable, candidates must provide evidence of competency in speaking English, as demonstrated by a formal qualification in English.  The minimum acceptable standards are:  TOEFL 580 and IELTS 6.5.

  • Clinical Training
    The Clinical Scholar will be involved in the diagnosis, treatment and care of medical and surgical cases in several speciality areas under the supervision of recognised specialists.  Interns will work in conjunction with both senior staff members and also the senior clinical scholars attached to that particular discipline.

    The clinical scholars will rotate through all areas of the Hospital (internal medicine, oncology, anaesthesia, neurology, orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, cardiology and diagnostic imaging). An additional four week elective period is provided.

  • Core Teaching Programme
    There is a structured programme consisting of a number of seminars and clinical rounds.  The Clinical Scholar will be expected to attend these on a regular basis.

  • Seminar Programme
    All the clinical scholars must attend the seminars which will be organised throughout the year, on average 10 seminars per month.  These include formal lectures by senior staff, resident seminars and the resident case discussion sessions.  A list of topics covered in recent years in available on request.  The Clinical Scholar must present one case report per year as part of the seminar programme.  In addition, the Clinical Scholar will be expected to attend research seminars, clinical/pathological conferences, seminars given by visitors and journal club meetings.

  • Clinical Rounds
    Every morning Clinical Scholars are expected to attend discipline specific rounds depending on their rotation.  Clinical rounds also include clinicopathological demonstrations, a post-graduate clinical club, weekly radiology rounds, weekly clinical pathology rounds and student grand rounds.  These make a very important contribution to clinical teaching and must be attended by the Clinical Scholars.


Residency Programme and Internships

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