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Individual Placement Description
Placement Combined Assessment Medicine/Cardiology
Programme S1,S3,S5,S7
Year F1
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Main Duties of Placement

Combined Assessment Medicine: Clerking acute medical admissions, going on consultant ward rounds (8am and 4.30pm), reviewing unwell patients, liaising with other specialties both within and beyond RIE.

Cardiology: Accompanying senior team members on ward rounds and doing ward jobs such as discharge letters. There is no CCU component to the F1 job.

Typical Work Pattern

Combined Assessment Medicine: This job is full shift, with blocks of day (08.00 to 18.00), late (16.30 to 23.00) and night (22.00 to 09.00) shifts.

Cardiology: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm with late cover till 9.30pm once or twice a week. Weekend cover is provided approximately once a month and the F1 contributes to the Hospital at Night rota.

Learning Opportunities

Teaching on ward rounds.

There is a multi-disciplinary team meeting with cardiothoracics on Friday lunchtimes and monthly morbidity and mortality meetings.


Hospital F1 teaching programme 1 hour per week (Tuesday).

CAA teaching programme 1 hour per week (Friday).

Unique Selling Points

Assessing medical patients who are acutely ill, consultant teaching on ward rounds.

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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