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Individual Placement Description
Placement Plastic Surgery
Year F1
Region East
Hospital(s) Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Main Duties of Placement
  • Updating patient list.
  • Ward rounds.
  • Clerking in elective patients for Plastic Surgery and Breast Surgery.
  • Clerking in Palliative Care patients.
  • Clerking in emergency Plastic Surgery patients when on-call.
  • There is very little time and it's rare to go into theatre or clinics, but you are encouraged to do this if you have time.
Typical Work Pattern
  • Full shift, covering Plastic Surgery, Breast Surgery and Palliative Care on a daily basis.
  • Also covering ENT, Opthalmology, Dermatology and Neurosurgery when on-call.
Learning Opportunities
  • Journal club every week.
  • Consultant teaching every week.
  • Consultant teaching for 30mins - 1 hour.  Not always possible due to theatre lists.
Unique Selling Points
  • Some really good teaching e.g. about hand injuries/fractures.
  • Registrars keen to teach and answer questions.
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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