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

The post holder will gain an introduction to plastics. You will attend daily ward rounds with a registrar, will attend outpatient clinics and assist at both elective and emergency plastic surgery operations. You will have the opportunity to carry out a large number of more minor operations under local anaesthetic, both supervised and on your own.

Typical Work Pattern

A weekly teaching session takes place, covering various aspects of plastic surgery - MRCS teaching is also available on a weekly basis. There is also a multi-disciplinary head and neck meeting on a weekly basis.

Learning Opportunities

Joint clinics with orthopaedic surgery for those interested in hand surgery and a joint clinic with dermatology aimed at discussing complex skin cancer patients.


2 x2 hr teaching per month for FY2 trainees.

Unique Selling Points

The post is suitable both for those interested in possibly pursuing a career in plastic surgery and those hoping to gain a basic understanding of the speciality i.e. those interested in pursuing an orthopaedic career.

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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