NHS Education for Scotland Logo

Scottish Medical Training

Scotland - the home of medical excellence

Individual Placement Description
Placement Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
Year F2
Region North
Hospital(s) Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen
Main Duties of Placement

F2 trainees will be attached to the elective orthopaedic unit on the Woodend site for 4 months. They will work closely with one or two consultants during their attachment.

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

There is a well-staffed library with Internet access. There will be opportunity to learn surgical skills appropriate to experience, to attend orthopaedic outpatient clinics held on site and to participate in pre-operative and post-operative surgical cares.


There is a weekly arthroplasty audit meeting where F2 trainees can present cases, Friday afternoon bleep-free postgraduate orthopaedic teaching and a specific course of weekly tutorials for F2 doctors.

Unique Selling Points
It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.

More options