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Individual Placement Description
Placement Gastroenterology/Liver Transplant Medicine
Programme S3,S8
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Main Duties of Placement

The job involves 1 month on transplant and 3 months on GI.

Transplant: There is no F1 so some of the duties are traditional F1 duties such as doing discharge letters. Cover is also provided to ward 117 (transplant HDU).

GI: There is the opportunity to do independent ward rounds as well as ward rounds with more senior team members. There are multiple opportunities to insert ascitic drains and do ascitic taps.

Typical Work Pattern

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm with week long blocks of long (12 hour) days. Weekend cover to the GI ward is provided approximately 4 times over the 4 month placement. On a weekend, cover also extends to the renal and liver transplant patients.

Learning Opportunities

Pathology meeting Monday lunchtime.

GI radiology meeting Thursday lunchtime.


Hospital F2 teaching programme 1 hour per week (Thursday).

GI teaching on a Tuesday lunchtime.

Unique Selling Points

Highlights include opportunities to undertake frequent paracentesis. Although the transplant section is very busy it is very interesting and educational.

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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