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

Ward rounds and completing of any job generated.

Clerking in patients in Surgical Obs Unit.

Theatre sessions at times when assistance is required.

Typical Work Pattern

Depending on rota 8-5. 8-3, 2-10, 8-6.30, 1-10, 8-8.30pm (w/e).

Learning Opportunities

Ward-based teaching, M&M meetings, general skills learnt on-the-job.


1 hour mandatory FY1 teaching.

Unique Selling Points

Learn how to manage general surgical patients including common presentations i.e. SBO, appendicitis, gallstone disease etc.

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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