|Individual Placement Description|
|Placement||General (Internal) Medicine: Gastroenterology|
|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.
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.|