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Individual Placement Description
Placement Geriatric Medicine
Year F1
Region North
Hospital(s) Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Main Duties of Placement

During this placement the main duties will comprise ward rounds, acute assessment of new patients in the Geriatric Assessment Unit, and ongoing care of patients on the assessment wards, including participation in multidisciplinary team meetings.

Typical Work Pattern
Learning Opportunities

There are plenty of learning opportunities - consultant/SpR ward rounds, multidisciplinary team meetings, weekly educational meetings in which trainees are expected to contribute, morbidity and mortality meetings, X-ray meetings, and the weekly hospital "grand round".


Weekly departmental educational meeting, and also departmental X-Ray meeting.

Weekly hospital "grand round".

Weekly 1 hr teaching programme for FY1.

Unique Selling Points

Friendly department with excellent opportunities to experience treating patients with a wide range of pathologies, and develop skills in acute assessment and holistic medical care. Trainees are well supported with frequent direct input from consultants and registrars in a strong team-based working structure. Excellent learning opportunities.

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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