Respiratory and Acute Medicine WGH

The department of Respiratory Medicine at the Western General is keen to welcome medical students. We usually meet medical students in Year 4 for a hospital attachment and then later in the course for assistantship prior to Foundation Year 1. Additionally we are involved in SSC2a and as personal tutors and professional mentors. Staff from the department examine in the Year 4 OSCE and in the final MBChB exam. We have also accommodated student electives.



We have a busy inpatient ward (wards 54 and 55), daily outpatient clinics and regular bronchoscopic (including EBUS) and pleural (including thoracoscopy) procedures. Teaching is both ward based and by tutorial.

Members of the department support the acute medical provision on site and the department provides a specialist opinion service to acute admissions.

Reporting arrangements

Usually induction on day 1 at the Respiratory unit offices on the first floor of the Anne Ferguson Building in the unit meeting room. The ward huddle takes place at 9am every day on ward 54 and is a good starting point for the day.

Other details

Placement contacts, enquiries and absence reporting: Dr Andrew Leitch (