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Individual Placement Description
Placement General Practice
Year F2
Region East
Main Duties of Placement

Clinics varying from 20-30 minutes seeing a variety of patients. Oncall duties involving phone encounters and house calls.

Typical Work Pattern

Full shift, but half days off once a week and for teaching purposes.

Learning Opportunities

Lots of opportunities to learn. The GP surgeries which you do on your own (always with a supervisor if any questions/concerns) give an excellent opportunity to see a variety of patients from different backgrounds as well as a variety of medical conditions. This allows you to improve on not only your diagnostic and management skills but your consultation skills.


Teaching with individual tutor takes place once a week where they sit in with 3-5 consultations and give direct visualised feedback on performance.

Unique Selling Points

Allows the chance to see hundreds of patients on your own (although fully supported). Allows your range of experience to improve and improve your consultations skills/diagnostic and management skills. Easy to attend FY2 teaching. Allows you to have in-depth interaction with patients and work closely with nursing and administration staff.

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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