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

Ward rounds in the morning and afternoon, clerking patients for elective admissions, assisting in theatre, working in surgical observations unit for emergency admissions.

Typical Work Pattern

Shifts change every week and vary from 8-8.30 to 9-5. Night shifts and weekends included.

Learning Opportunities

X-ray meetings on Thursdays and M&M on Wednesday. 

Opportunities for research/audits.


Opportunistic ward teaching,

Weekly FY1 teaching.

Unique Selling Points

Good senior support.

Opportunity to assess emergency admissions.

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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