Medical and Dental Education

The Western Trust has a long standing tradition of providing excellent education and training for medical students, doctors in training and continuing professional development for consultants.  The Trust has two Education Centres, one in the Erne hospital and one in Altnagelvin hospital which support the five hospitals in the Trust.   The Trust continues to cultivate the strong ongoing relationships with  Queen's University BelfastGalway University and the Postgraduate deanery Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA) and the General Medical Council (GMC)


The Trust is committed to the effective delivery of health and social care services.  In order to do so, it needs to ensure that the existing workforce is of the required standard and that it trains future doctors to ensure continuous high standards.  Patient safety is at the centre of all Trust activities.  Undergraduate and postgraduate education is a vital process in furthering safe patient medical care.  The Trust also recognises the value of supporting committed clinical teachers at a time of increasing pressure to meet a wide range of objectives including service targets.


Medical and Dental Education in the Western Trust continues to evolve. The launch of Altnagelvin and South West Acute Hospitals as teaching hospitals, affiliated to Queen’s University Belfast, School of Medicine took place in January 2011.


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Medical and Dental Education Contacts:



Dr Neil Corrigan

Director of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education



Dr William Dickey

Sub Dean


Ms Sinead Doherty

Senior Manager

Altnagelvin Hospital

T: 028 71345171 ext 213655


Alison Health, Northern Sector Administrator

Medical and Dental Education Office, Clinical Education Centre (CEC),

Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry

t: 02871345171 ext:214185


Christine McGovern, Southern Sector Administrator

Medical Education Office

South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen

t: 028 66382050