|Individual Placement Description|
|Placement||Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Hospital(s)||Ninewells Hospital, Dundee|
|Main Duties of Placement||
Gynae: Admit patients for elective surgery, go on post-surgical ward round and do jobs following this, assess and admit emergency referrals and assist in gynae theatre.
Obstetrics: Assess pregnant patients who have been triaged by midwives, carry out ward duties in post-natal care ward and labour suite and assist with C-sections in theatre.
Although not scheduled in the time-table there are frequent opportunities to sit in outpatient gynae and obstetric clinics.
|Typical Work Pattern||
Usually you work 8.45 - 16.45 Monday to Friday, but you also have to do 2 weeks of night shifts, several weekend shifts and work infrequent long day shifts e.g. about one every 2 weeks.
O+G trainees teach FYs quite a lot informally on a day to day basis.
Every Friday afternoon there is a departmental teaching session for all FYs and O+G trainees. It lasts roughly 2 hours and covers topics relevant to clinical practice in the speciality. Whole day teaching sessions are also sometimes organised by the department.
|Unique Selling Points||
Opportunities to learn new skills e.g. speculum examination, assisting in surgical procedures. Weekly bleep-free teaching sessions.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|