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

Combined Assessment Medicine: Clerking acute medical admissions, going on consultant ward rounds (8am and 4.30pm), reviewing unwell patients, liaising with other specialties both within and beyond RIE.

Cardiology: Ward work including ward rounds with senior supervision, patient review and administrative duties. There is no CCU component to the F1 job.

Typical Work Pattern

Combined Assessment Medicine: This job is full shift, with blocks of day (08.00 to 18.00), late (16.30 to 23.00) and night (22.00 to 09.00) shifts.

Cardiology: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm with late cover till 9.30pm once or twice a week. Weekend cover is provided approximately once a month and the F1 contributes to the Hospital at Night rota.

Learning Opportunities

Teaching on ward rounds.

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

Three educational half days are offered to gain exposure to clinical cardiology outwith the ward (eg echo / cath lab).


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

CAA teaching programme 1 hour per week (Friday).

Weekly ward-based registrar teaching in cardiology.

Unique Selling Points

Assessing medical patients who are acutely ill, consultant teaching on ward rounds. Exposure to wide variety of cardiac conditions and inpatient management.

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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