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Individual Placement Description
Placement General (Internal) Medicine: Gastroenterology/AMU
Year F1
Region East
Hospital(s) Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Main Duties of Placement
  • Ward rounds.
  • Clerk in jobs.
  • On-call duties in the evening/weekends/nights.
  • As part of a team of F1/2s, STs, Nurse Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals and Acute Medical Consultants, responsible for the initial assessment and management of a range of acutely unwell medical patients; responsible for delivering continuing care for patients within the Acute Medical Unit.

Typical Work Pattern
  • Weekday shifts on Ward 2.
  • On-call shifts in the evenings/weekends/nights.
  • Acute Medical Admissions Unit shifts.
Learning Opportunities
  • Ward-based teaching.
  • Weekly patient presentations.
  • Opportunities to develop clinical and non-technical skills: through direct supervision and real-time feedback from Registrars/Consultants; daily “10-minute tutorials” (commended by NES); a weekly lunchtime teaching programme; bed-side clinical skills teaching; mastery of practical procedures via simulation and supervised practice; in-situ scenario simulation; and multidisciplinary Values-Based Reflective Practice sessions (in addition to programmed Foundation School teaching sessions).

  • FY1 teaching as per delivered education programme.
  • Weekly patient presentations.
Unique Selling Points
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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