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Individual Placement Description
Placement General (Internal) Medicine
Programme S6
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Main Duties of Placement

The majority of time is spent in the Acute Receiving Unit 'Trolleys' area (similar to an Emergency Department) seeing 999 referrals and GP referrals to Medicine and initiating appropriate management. There is also a commitment to downstream medical patients' daily review and management as part of the rotation.

Typical Work Pattern

Varies between 9.00 -1700, 12.00 - 20.00, 1400 - 21.30 and 15.30 - 23.00, with hospital at night shifts of 21.00 - 09.00 and weekend shifts of 9.00-21.00.

Learning Opportunities

As well as weekly F2 teaching there are weekly departmental meetings attended by the whole unit as well as plenty opportunities for 'on the job' learning and clinical audit.


Hospital F2 teaching 1 hour per week.

Unit departmental meetings 1 hour per week.

Unique Selling Points

Previous trainees have fed back that this is a well-supported job with easily accessible registrars and consultants and excellent opportunities for learning and career development.

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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