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Individual Placement Description
Placement General Surgery
Programme W1,W2,W5,W13,W17,W18,W20,W24
Year F1
Region West
Hospital(s) The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow
Main Duties of Placement

Ward cover of acute and elective General Surgery, Vascular, Urology and Orthopaedics.

Acute receiving or Critical Care experience dependant on rota attachment received.

Pre-operative Assessment Clinic.

No theatre experience.

Typical Work Pattern

Full shift rota.

5/13 weekends in rota cycle.

Learning Opportunities

Specialty specific unit meetings.

Thursday X-ray meeting.

Colorectal and Vascular MDT Meetings.

Consultant-led ward rounds with teaching element.


Every Tuesday or Wednesday for 1 hour; good page protection.

Unique Selling Points

Excellent exposure to the management of critically unwell surgical patients in a controlled and supervised environment.

Hands on, valued member of the team.

Exposure to surgical procedures.

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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