|Individual Placement Description|
|Placement||Geriatric Medicine: Rehabilitation|
|Hospital(s)||Western General Hospital, Edinburgh|
|Main Duties of Placement||
FY2s are part of the clinical team, providing assessment and management of elderly patients and “all age” stroke patients. You participate in regular consultant-led ward rounds, daily board rounds and multidisciplinary team meetings. Some evening and weekend shifts are based in ARU where you assess “all age” acute medical patients.
|Typical Work Pattern||
Day shifts are 9-5, with late cover until 9:15. Weekend shifts are 9-2 (generally speaking you will do 2-3 weekends on the geriatric wards). You also cover ARU for 3 evening shifts (after a normal day on your ward) and two half weekends during the four month post.
Multiple learning opportunities including bedside teaching on ward rounds, weekly departmental teaching and weekly x-ray meeting. You also have the opportunity to present a case to the rest of the department.
Weekly mandatory FY2 teaching and twice weekly departmental teaching.
|Unique Selling Points||
Extremely supportive atmosphere amongst the junior doctors and consultants. Ample teaching opportunities.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|