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Individual Placement Description
Placement Combined Assessment Medicine/Respiratory Medicine
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.

Respiratory Medicine: Accompanying senior members of the team on ward rounds, ward work, discharge summaries.

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.

Respiratory Medicine: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm with late shifts 2.15-9.15pm. Weekend cover on ward 204 is provided approximately once a month, working 8.45am to 9.15pm Friday to Sunday. There are also blocks of Hospital at Night.

Learning Opportunities

Teaching on ward rounds.

Weekly radiology meeting.

Weekly case presentations on a Wednesday.

Registrars are always available for discussion.


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

CAA teaching programme 1 hour per week (Friday).

Unique Selling Points

Assessing medical patients who are acutely ill, consultant teaching on ward rounds.

Very well supported Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. Registrars available for support out of hours.

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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