|Individual Placement Description|
|Hospital(s)||Western General Hospital, Edinburgh|
|Main Duties of Placement||
You are largely in ARU seeing and assessing emergency surgical admissions. This can get pretty busy as there are usually 8-15 admissions daily and you are the only person admitting surgical patients.
|Typical Work Pattern||
Varies; for an 'on call' (admissions) shift it is 8-8.30, you work 2-3 blocks of 7 days of this per rotation. Nights are 8-8.30, usually 2-3 sets of week nights (Mon-Thurs) and 2-3 sets of weekend nights (Fri-Sun) per rotation.
Various departmental meetings through the week - you can usually get to the 8am ones but harder at lunchtime. If you are a budding surgeon there is plenty of opportunity to be in theatre and develop your surgical skills.
FY2 teaching 1 hour per week.
No other formal teaching set up in the department but quite a lot of opportunities for you to teach others - lots of medical students, both 3rd year and 5th year, are attached to this department.
|Unique Selling Points||
If you want to do surgery then this is a good job - there is lots of opportunity for theatre time and admitting patients is a good way to learn about presentations of common surgical admissions. Quite a friendly job as a large junior team in this department.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|