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Individual Placement Description
Placement Emergency Medicine
Year F2
Region East
Hospital(s) Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Perth Royal Infirmary
Main Duties of Placement

Assessing patients coming through A&E doors.

Helping out in resuscitation of critically ill patients.

Performing simple procedures, i.e. suture wounds, reducing shoulder dislocation.

Typical Work Pattern

Full 12 hour shifts, working one in every two weekends, cross-cover at A&E Perth Royal Infirmary.

Learning Opportunities

Case-based discussion occurs daily where management plans for unwell patients are formulated and discussed with senior doctors.


Protected teaching time for regional teaching and in-house A&E teaching sessions every week.

Unique Selling Points

Vast array of clinical presentations ranging from paediatrics to geriatrics, psychiatric to surgical emergencies.

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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