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Individual Placement Description
Placement General (Internal) Medicine
Programme S2,S3,S4,S9,S10,S12,S14
Year F1
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Main Duties of Placement

General medical care of patients on the Acute Receiving Unit or General Medical ward including ward rounds and reviewing new admissions. Working as part of the multi-disciplinary team in these areas.

Typical Work Pattern

Shift pattern varies between 9am-5pm, 8am-8.30pm, 9am-9.30pm and 4pm-9.30pm.

Learning Opportunities

As well as weekly F1 teaching there are weekly departmental meetings attended by the whole unit as well as plenty opportunities for 'on the job' learning and clinical audit.


Hospital F1 teaching 1 hour per week.

Unit departmental meetings 1 hour per week.

Unique Selling Points

Previous trainees have fed back that this is a well supported job with easily accessible registrars and consultants and excellent opportunities for learning and career development.

Employer Information
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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