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Individual Placement Description
Placement General Surgery
Year F1
Region North
Hospital(s) Belford Hospital, Fort William
Main Duties of Placement

Ward rounds.

Ward work.

Theatre time.

Cross-cover for Medicine.

Assisting in A&E.

Typical Work Pattern

Day shifts 08.30 – 16.30.

No night shifts.

1:4 weekends.

Learning Opportunities

Ward-based teaching.

Monthly Morbidity and Mortality Meetings.

Local lectures.

Journal club.


Video link to Aberdeen weekly.

Local lectures twice weekly.

Unique Selling Points

Varied experience of Medicine, Surgery and A&E in a rural hospital. Working directly with Consultants.

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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