|Individual Placement Description|
|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.
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.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|