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Individual Placement Description
Placement General (Internal) Medicine: Critical Care
Year F1
Region North
Hospital(s) Dr Grays Hospital, Elgin
Main Duties of Placement

Ward rounds; admitting elective and emergency patients; routine post-op review; preparing discharge materials; attendance at theatre as required; co-ordinating investigations; arranging onward referral.

Typical Work Pattern

Full shift with cross cover.

Learning Opportunities

Ward based learning; weekly x-ray meeting; monthly audit/teaching meeting; daily orthopaedic x-ray review; journal club.


Weekly FY1 teaching (on site); opportunity to video link to national teaching.

Unique Selling Points

Small team with direct consultant contact and supervision; friendly hospital with easy access; opportunity to carry out practical procedures and access to theatre; dedicated period of 4 weeks in anaesthesia to learn advanced airway, cannulation and other skills; 12 week period in Critical Care to learn care of acute/severely ill in all specialties.

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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