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Individual Placement Description
Placement Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
Year F1
Region North
Hospital(s) Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Main Duties of Placement

Clerking of acute admissions to trauma unit and ongoing perioperative care. Clinics and operating sessions are not mandatory.

Typical Work Pattern

The on-call rota is approved as compliant and is 1 in 9 at present with an afternoon off following a night resident on-call.

Learning Opportunities

Daily trauma meeting and presentation of cases. Weekly trauma X-ray meeting. Ward-based teaching on daily basis. Bimonthly morbidity/mortality and audit meetings.


As above plus mandatory Postgraduate teaching session

Unique Selling Points

Busy tertiary referral trauma unit serving North East Scotland and Islands. Opportunity to work with motivated trauma consultants with keen interest in ongoing clinical research

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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