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Individual Placement Description
Placement General (Internal) Medicine
Programme W1,W2,W5,W17,W18,W20,W24
Year F1
Region West
Hospital(s) The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow
Main Duties of Placement

Care of adults within the general medical setting.

This includes emergency and elective care for all sub-specialties and includes attachments to 1 or 2 specific sub-specialty wards including cardiology, respiratory, gastroenterology, diabetes, haematology, care of the elderly and rheumatology.

There is a rotational commitment to the acute receiving.

Typical Work Pattern

Full shift, including late and night shifts, with cover provided for emergency medical admissions.

Involvement in the Hospital at Night team. 

Learning Opportunities

Numerous opportunities within the medical division including the assessment of acute & elective admissions.

Also the opportunity to participate in audit and clinical governance projects.

Involvement within the hospital clinical society programme is also encouraged.

Within sub-specialties there are governance meetings and CPD meetings.


Mandatory weekly FY1 teaching, bleep-free.

Monthly consultant-led teaching for junior doctors.

Divisional governance meeting and weekly hospital-based Clinical Society meetings within term time.

Most medical sub-specialties also have unit meetings each week.

Unique Selling Points

Well supervised posts with an established audit programme which encourages participation by FY1s.

Excellent sub-speciality provision which will help in any career in general medicine or GP.

Positive feedback from trainees on the beneficial experience of being an integral part of the Hospital at Night team.

Good social support with an annual medical staff association.

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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