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Individual Placement Description
Placement Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
Year F1
Region North
Hospital(s) Raigmore Hospital, Inverness
Main Duties of Placement

Care of elective orthopaedic patients and trauma patients on the orthopaedic unit. There is a regular (twice weekly) ward round by care of the elderly consultant. 

Typical Work Pattern

Rolling rota of full week receiving, week off, post take and elective ward cover.

Learning Opportunities

Daily morning x-ray meeting, twice weekly care of elderly ward round, adhoc teaching on orthopaedic ward rounds, weekly teaching session by orthopaedic consultant.


One hour of FY1 mandatory teaching weekly.

Unique Selling Points

Working as part of a large orthopaedic team with a reputation for providing good training opportunities. Chance to manage patients with acute and chronic medical problems.

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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