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Individual Placement Description
Placement Trauma and Orthopeadic Surgery
Programme S1,S4,S5,S6,S8,S11,S12
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Main Duties of Placement

Varies depending on shift pattern. Normal ward cover, as well as late shifts helping out with the team. Admitting shifts provide an opportunity to see patients at the front door and carry out practical procedures. 

Typical Work Pattern

Normal days: 08:00-17:00

Late shifts: 14:00-21:00

Admitting shifts: 10:00-21:00

2/3 sets of nights over the block.

Learning Opportunities

Great learning opportunities in A&E. Possibility to perform fracture reductions, joint aspirations and joint reductions. The trauma meetings are a great way to learn about different fractures and management options for each.


Weekly departmental teaching on top of normal FY2 teaching.

Unique Selling Points

Busy surgical department, learning to manage acutely unwell patients with more responsibilities. Great for those wishing to pursue a career in trauma and orthopaedics. Opportunities to get involved in audits/research. Good, friendly senior support.

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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