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Individual Placement Description
Placement Medical Oncology
Year F1
Region East
Hospital(s) Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Main Duties of Placement

Daily ward rounds led by ST1/FY2.

Twice weekly consultant ward rounds.

General ward work.

Typical Work Pattern

Full shifts, mostly 9am-5pm with one long shift until 9pm each week. Normally two weeks of nights and two weekends on call per 4 month block.

Learning Opportunities

Ward-based teaching from registrars; weekly oncology educational meeting.

MDTs are on every week which FYs are encouraged to attend for education.

  • FY1 teaching as per delivered education programme.
  • Lots of opportunity to teach medical students as there are often many on placement in the department.
Unique Selling Points

Very good opportunity to learn on the ward by having FY2 led ward rounds. Great team to work in with good support and feedback from both registrars and consultants.

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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