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Individual Placement Description
Placement General (Internal) Medicine: Gastroenterology
Programme S7,S8,S11
Year F1
Region South-East
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. 

The luminal side has a ward round with 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.

Learning Opportunities

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.

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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