|Individual Placement Description|
|Placement||General (Internal) Medicine|
|Hospital(s)||Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh|
|Main Duties of Placement||
Ward rounds and ward work; there is a daily consultant presence as well as frequent consultant review ward rounds. There is also a designated Specialty Doctor.
|Typical Work Pattern||
12 days of varying long and short shifts followed by approximately a fortnight off, during which
The specialty doctor offers frequent ward-based teaching. There is a daily "business" MDT.
Hospital F2 teaching programme 1 hour per week (Thursday).
CAA teaching programme 1 hour per week (Friday).
|Unique Selling Points||
This is a busy post which involves the assessment of a wide variety of medical presentations. It is well supported at consultant level and there is also a ward-based specialty doctor. Anyone undertaking this role will experience a wide range of clinical, communication and time management skills. This post lends itself well to those considering a career in General Practice, Acute or Emergency Medicine, General Internal Medicine or Medicine of the Elderly.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|