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Individual Placement Description
Placement General (Internal) Medicine
Year F1
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy
Main Duties of Placement

Consultant-led ward rounds, clerking and initial assessment of patients admitted to both AMAU and ward.

Assessment and management of acute problems with inpatients in conjunction with HaN team.

Typical Work Pattern

Hybrid rota with blocks of 8am-5pm ward-based activities and blocks of full shift pattern activities in AMAU.

Learning Opportunities

Lots of opportunity for ward round-based teaching in both wards and AMAU.

Morbidity and Mortality meetings monthly in AMAU.

Weekly grand rounds for whole acute division.

Many teams (esp MOE) have weekly MDT meetings.


Weekly protected FY1 teaching programme (mandatory 1hr).

Weekly Medical Department X-ray meeting-open to all (30-45 min/week).

Grand rounds open to all (1hr/week).

MOE departmental journal club open to all.

Trainees encouraged to present as opportunity to complete "developing the clinical teacher" competency (1hr/week).

Unique Selling Points

Great opportunity to broaden experience of managing acute medical problems. Juniors report good opportunity to see and assist management of acute patients.

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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