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Individual Placement Description
Placement Neurology
Programme S9,S12
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Main Duties of Placement

Attend ward rounds throughout day and execute plans arising from these.   Attend to medical needs of patient.  High degree of patient contact.  Assist with medical needs arising from Programmed Investigation Unit.

Typical Work Pattern

Daily 8-5pm.  Regular on-call shift work, with nights, weekends, evening shifts covering both neurology and neurosurgery (and infectious diseases at night).

Learning Opportunities

Juniors are exposed to a wide variety of neurological syndromes which are rarely seen elsewhere in hospital medicine.  Good opportunities to improve neurological history and examination.Lumbar punctures regularly.


Excellent commitment to teaching from faculty. Thursday afternoons given over entirely to teaching.Regular registrar and consultant lead teaching opportunities.

Unique Selling Points

Excellent teaching.Perfect lumbar puncture skills.A wide variety of pathology.

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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