|Individual Placement Description|
|Placement||Geriatric Medicine: Acute Stroke|
|Hospital(s)||Western General Hospital, Edinburgh|
|Main Duties of Placement||
FY2 rotates between the Acute Stroke Unit and Acute Medicine of the Elderly Wards.
|Typical Work Pattern||
Basic day shift is 0900-1700, evening shifts are 1700-2130, weekend shifts are 0900-2130 and night shifts are 2100-0900 (as part of the Hospital at Night Team). All are full shift pattern.
Regular Consultant Ward rounds (4 per week) provide good ward-based teaching as do the weekly MDTMs.
Hospital-based teaching includes weekly grand rounds and weekly FY2 teaching programme. Unit MOE teaching includes weekly X-Ray meeting and weekly tutorial programme. Unit has
|Unique Selling Points||
Very regular interaction with Consultants, with an emphasis on supportive team working. Involvement in audit/SPSP programme. Trainees feed back that they feel well supported and value the teaching provided.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|