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Individual Placement Description
Placement Cardiology
Year F1
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Main Duties of Placement

Accompanying senior team members on ward rounds and doing ward jobs such as discharge letters.

There is no CCU component to the F1 job.

Typical Work Pattern

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm with late cover till 9.30pm once or twice per week.

Weekend cover is provided approximately once per month and the F1 contributes to the Hospital at Night rota.

Learning Opportunities

There is a multi-disciplinary team meeting with cardiothoracics on Friday lunchtimes and monthly morbidity and mortality meetings.


Hospital F1 teaching programme 1 hour per week (Tues).

Unique Selling Points

During weekend and evening cover there is ample opportunity to deal with emergencies e.g. by clerking in the acute MI patients.

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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