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Individual Placement Description
Placement Cardiology
Year F2
Region North
Hospital(s) Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Main Duties of Placement

Within the Department of Cardiology FY1 trainees will be exposed to training and service opportunities which will be of value in their acquisition of clinical competence.

Typical Work Pattern

You will attend daily ward rounds in CCU (plus triage/attendance at emergencies/arrests) or cardiology ward, independently or with registrar/consultant. You will participate in the normal day-to-day ward work, including clerking patients.

Learning Opportunities

There will be Participation in outpatient clinics once per week, and in the operating theatre roughly twice per week. There are weekly joint meetings between cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons.


There is a weekly journal club.

On-call for CCU/cardiology and sometimes renal medicine on a shift basis.

Weekly angioplasty/EP meeting.

The routine work gives daily exposure to chest X-Ray and CT scan interpretation, as well as daily management of chest drains.

Unique Selling Points
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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