|Individual Placement Description|
|Placement||Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Biochemistry|
|Hospital(s)||Western General Hospital, Edinburgh|
|Main Duties of Placement||
Participation in outpatient clinics in diabetes, endocrinology and lipidology. Shadowing biochemistry staff in labs. Evening shifts in ARAU WGH seeing acute medical patients. Hospital at Night cover provision at RIE.
|Typical Work Pattern||
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm but with blocks of Hospital at Night duties and a small number of weekends on-call. 5pm-9pm just less than one evening per week in ARAU.
Morning Prayers - not a quasi-religious experience, but a tutorial two mornings each week in the Metabolic Unit with a consultant and registrars. Post-clinic discussions about all patients seen. Weekly journal club and weekly unit clinical meeting.
Morning Prayers - 90 minutes per week.
Hospital FY1 teaching programme - 1 hour per week.
|Unique Selling Points||
Maximal team working. Very academic unit, so lots of opportunities to participate in research projects and audit.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|