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Individual Placement Description
Placement General (Internal) Medicine
Year F2
Region North
Hospital(s) Lorn and Islands District General Hospital, Oban Lochgilphead
Main Duties of Placement

Ward rounds every morning, jobs from the ward round, discussions with specialist colleagues in Glasgow, cover for medical cases in A&E and receiving GP calls when on call, teaching medical students.

Typical Work Pattern

Usually on-call one or two days a week when you cover A&E/GP referrals. You will share in the cover of nights and weekends.

Learning Opportunities

Microbiology, Oncology and M&M meetings.

Evening Medical Updates via VC with RCPE.

Peer teaching weekly, monthly FY2 teaching for the region, Wednesday lunchtime academic meetings.


Monthly all day FY2 teaching, one Wednesday per month. This takes the form of self-directed learning with facilitated small group case-based discussions taking place in the afternoon and curriculum-based teaching taking place in the mornings. Also 1 hour peer teaching (every 2nd Tuesday). You will be encouraged to contribute to the Wednesday lunchtime meetings.

There may also be opportunities to do ALERT, ILS, PILS and ALS.

Unique Selling Points

Unselected medical admissions so lots of variety, challenges of remote practice, close-knit team and close working with the consultants who provide direct supervision.

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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