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Individual Placement Description
Placement General (Internal) Medicine: Gastroenterology
Year F1
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Main Duties of Placement

The day starts with handover from Hospital at Night then daily MDT to discuss all patients.

There are 2 teams: Liver (red) and luminal (blue). On both teams the F1 and F2/IMT doctor will do some independent ward rounds (usually 1-2 per week), The remainder of ward rounds will be performed with a registrar/consultant.

There is daily and regular registrar and consultant presence on the ward.

Typical Work Pattern

The shifts include 4-5 long days (09.00-21.00) followed by a weekend off then up to 7days of daily shifts made up of a mix of long and short (08.30 to either 17.00 or 21.00) followed by up to 3 days of compensatory rest. There is no HAN contribution in this post.

Learning Opportunities

Ward-based teaching including opportunities for mini-CEX and Case Based Discussions.

GI radiology meeting (Wednesday).

Journal club (Thursday).


Hospital F1 teaching programme 1hour per week (Tuesday).

Unique Selling Points

Highlights include opportunities to undertake ascitic taps and paracentesis on a regular basis, management of acutely ill/GI bleed patients and nutritional assessments within MDT discussions.

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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