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Individual Placement Description
Placement Rural Hospital Medicine
Programme N10,N11
Year F2
Region North
Hospital(s) Belford Hospital, Fort William
Main Duties of Placement

A&E/Ward work.

A&E administration.

Ward rounds, clerking.

Medical admissions/patient care, general ward.

Assistance in theatre.

A&E cover - Out of Hours & nights.

Typical Work Pattern

Day shift: 8.30 - 16.30 (ward)

Long day/Weekend: 8.30 - 21.00 (ward & A&E)

Night: 21.00 - 9.00 (ward & A&E)

On-call, cross-cover with A&E and surgery during weekend and night.

Learning Opportunities

Ward-based teaching.

Morning board-round - good opportunity to learn.

Ward rounds.

Friday lunchtime session (incl. alternate Journal Club, internal M&M).

Early morning tutorials twice per week.

Practical supervision in A&E.


Very good teaching twice per week 7.50 - 8.30.

Once monthly group with local GP facilitator in Oban plus once per block in Fort William.

Unique Selling Points

Good A&E experience; see broad range of medicine, surgical issues and major trauma.

Lots of responsibility/decision making as no middle grades.

Work directly with consultants.

Cross-cover medicine, surgery and A&E.

Consultants more present/available for advice.

Friendly atmosphere, great outdoors.

Medicine, surgery and A&E cover. Requirement to 'act-up'.

Solo cover at night.

The location in West Highlands.

Employer Information
It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.

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