|Individual Placement Description|
|Placement||General (Internal) Medicine: Gastroenterology|
|Hospital(s)||Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh|
|Main Duties of Placement||
The day starts with handover from Hospital at Night then daily MDT to discuss all patients.
There are 2 teams: Liver (red) and luminal (blue). On the liver team the F1 and F2 do a ward round with or without the registrar/consultant.
|Typical Work Pattern||
The shifts include 4-5 long days (09.00-21.00) followed by a weekend off then 10 days of continuous shifts made up of a mix of long and short (08.30 to either 16.00 or 17.30) followed by 3 days of leave.
Ward-based teaching including opportunities for mini-CEX and Case Based Discussions.
GI radiology meeting (Thursday).
Hospital F1 teaching programme 1hour per week (Tuesday).
|Unique Selling Points||
Highlights include opportunities to undertake paracentesis every few days, management of acutely ill/GI bleed patients and nutritional assessments within MDT discussions.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|