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Individual Placement Description
Placement Geriatric Medicine
Programme S7,S11
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Borders General Hospital, Melrose
Main Duties of Placement

Ward rounds.

Ward jobs.

On call.

Occasional outpatient clinics.

Hospital at night.

Typical Work Pattern

Mixture of 9am-5pm shifts on wards, 9am-9.30pm on calls, MAU shifts (also 9-5 or 9-9.30), HAN (9pm-9.30 am) and weekend cover.

Learning Opportunities

Impromptu teaching on ward rounds.

Grand rounds weekly and CME every second month.

Weekly journal club.


FY2 teaching once a week.

DME teaching once a week (and running teaching sessions at this).

Unique Selling Points

Consultant advice readily available.

Broad speciality exposure.

Friendly 'Borders' working atmosphere.

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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