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Individual Placement Description
Placement Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Year F1
Region East
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 suiteĀ 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.

Learning Opportunities

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.

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