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Individual Placement Description
Placement General (Internal) Medicine
Programme S7,S11
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) St Johns Hospital, Livingston
Main Duties of Placement

Variable depending which ward. Mainly consisting of ward rounds (either with consultant or Nurse Practitioners), second-on acute takes, evening on-calls carrying first-on bleep (rarely).

Typical Work Pattern

Mostly weekdays. Two sets of nights per rotation and approximately 4 weekends. On call shift is 1300-2130 both day and weekends.

Learning Opportunities

Informal ward teaching, particularly from senior trainees, weekly Medical Unit meeting with educational presentations and plenty of opportunity to do supervised practical procedures.


Weekly FY2 teaching for 1 hour.

Unique Selling Points

More responsibility with decision making. Often most senior middle grade doctor on a ward making decisions and designating tasks. Plenty of opportunities to do practical procedures. Good support as seniors all very approachable.

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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