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Individual Placement Description
Placement Combined Assessment Medicine/General (Internal) Medicine
Programme S5,S6,S7,S8,S10
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.

General (Internal) Medicine: Accompanying senior team members on ward rounds. Ward work, including discharge summaries.

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.

General (Interal) Medicine: One week of 8.30am - 5pm days followed by 4 days of 2.15-9.15pm shifts. There are weekends where ward cover is provided by the F1. There is no Hospital at Night commitment on this job.

Learning Opportunities

Teaching on ward rounds.

The specialty doctor offers frequent ward-based teaching. There is a daily "business" MDT.


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

CAA teaching programme 1hour per week (Friday).

The specialty doctor offers frequent ward-based teaching. There is a daily "business" MDT.

Unique Selling Points

Assessing medical patients who are acutely ill, consultant teaching on ward rounds. The time spent on CAA is identified as a strong point in this placement.

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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