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Individual Placement Description
Placement Microbiology/Infectious Diseases
Programme S7
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Main Duties of Placement

Ward work, ward rounds, admitting emergency cases with established or possible infection.

8 weeks in Infectious Diseases.

Typical Work Pattern

1 in 5 evenings and weekends, plus HAN (usually 2 sets of 4 nights over 4 months).

Learning Opportunities

Ward based teaching, vibrant education programme, consultant led unit.


Weekly foundation teaching (Tuesday), grand rounds (Weds), microbiology/radiology meeting (Thurs), unit educational meeting/lunch (Fri).

Unique Selling Points

Consultant led with daily consultant rounds, small friendly unit, opportunity to see HIV, tropical and community acquired infection.

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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