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Individual Placement Description
Placement Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
Programme S3,S10
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Borders General Hospital, Melrose
Main Duties of Placement

Main duties of placement: trauma meeting attendance and presentation, ward rounds, pre- and post-operative management of orthopaedic patients, assisting in theatre, pre-assessment clinic, seeing and treating patients in A+E during the day and overnight.

Typical Work Pattern

Typical days are 8.30am to 5pm with weekend 8am-9pm and night shifts.

Learning Opportunities

Trauma meeting teaching.

Monday and Wednesday morning junior and consultant teaching.

Teaching in theatre, ward and A+E.


As above also 1 hour FY2 teaching once a week.

Unique Selling Points

Lots of learning opportunities and working with consultants.

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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