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Individual Placement Description
Placement Cardiology
Programme S5
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Main Duties of Placement

Ward rounds with registrar or consultant, occasionally leading your own ward round with F1. Three outpatient clinics per week including rapid access chest pain clinic.

Hold cardiac arrest bleep 9-5 therefore attending arrest calls throughout the hospital. Seeing patients in ARU trolleys (assessment area) as part of evening/weekend on call. Hospital at night as per rota.

Typical Work Pattern

9am-5pm on ward.

Late shifts 17.30 - 21.30.

Evening shift in ARU every 2 weeks approximately.

Approximately two weekends during attachment (days) in ARU and approx 4 blocks of night shifts as part of H@N team.

Learning Opportunities

Frequent consultant-led ward rounds.

Weekly F2 teaching.

Weekly Echo meeting.

Weekly hospital Grand Rounds.

Excellent acute medicine clinical experience in ARU trolleys (similar to A&E).

Being part of cardiac arrest team provides exposure and experience of resuscitation.


Mandatory F2 teaching weekly and echo meeting (an hour each).

Unique Selling Points

Seeing patients in rapid access chest pain clinic, lots of outpatient clinic experience and frequent consultant ward rounds. Plenty of time to do own projects e.g. audit.

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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