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Individual Placement Description
Placement General Surgery
Programme S1,S4,S5,S9
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy
Main Duties of Placement

Second on-call for General Surgery & Urology.

SHDU/Critical Care Responsibility & Training.

Elective Ward rounds.

Theatre and Endoscopy sessions as possible.

Typical Work Pattern

Full shift covering on-call surgery, Urology & Surgical HDU.

Learning Opportunities

Ward- & HDU-based teaching.

Theatre and Endoscopy as appropriate.

MDT Meetings.

Weekly Surgical Teaching Programme.


FY2 mandatory teaching.

General Surgery teaching programme with timetabled FY2 involvement.

Ward-based teaching in General Surgery by specialist trainees.

Weekly grand rounds for whole acute division.

Unique Selling Points

Current FY2s have found the Critical Care Training to be excellent and especially enjoy the variety of emergency work.

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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