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Individual Placement Description
Placement Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Biochemistry
Year F1
Region South-East
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.

Learning Opportunities

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.

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