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Individual Placement Description
Placement Palliative Medicine
Programme S2
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh
Main Duties of Placement

Daily ward rounds alone or with senior doctor. Usually 1-2 clerk-ins per day. Family discussions.

Typical Work Pattern

Regular 9-5 hours. One evening/over-night per week on-call from home, covering Marie Curie and St Columbas Hospices. One weekend in 5; mornings spent in hospice, then on-call from home.

Learning Opportunities

Weekly MDT and discharge planning meetings. Senior doctors very present on ward; constant informal teaching and feedback.

Regular opportunities to teach medical students. Audit opportunities.


1 hour per week FY2 hospital teaching.

Regular informal teaching.

Unique Selling Points

Very small, close-knit medical and MDT, with plenty of support from senior doctors and opportunities to learn and develop knowledge. Lots of time to invest with patients and families.

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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