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Individual Placement Description
Placement General Adult Psychiatry
Year F1
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Main Duties of Placement

1. Psychiatric assessment of medical and surgical patients in a busy General Hospital with a range of specialties including Neurosciences, Oncology and Infectious Diseases.

2. Evening and weekend work in Acute Medicine in the Acute Receiving Unit WGH.

Typical Work Pattern

9am - 5pm work in department of Psychological Medicine. 

Evening and weekend shifts in Acute Medicine on compliant rota.

Learning Opportunities

Regular opportunities for ward-based teaching.

Daily departmental clinical reviews of referred patients.


Hospital FY1 teaching programme 1 hour per week.

Hospital Grand Round 1 hour per week.

Regular department teaching sessions.

Unique Selling Points

FY1 trainees report feeling they are valued members of the team. They also report excellent clinical supervision and training opportunities.

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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