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

Ward rounds (both independent and with senior members of the team). The F1 covers their own ward base with support provided from senior team members.

Typical Work Pattern

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm plus Hospital at Night duties.

Learning Opportunities

Departmental meeting Monday lunchtimes.

X-ray meeting Tuesday lunchtimes.

Hospital Grand Round Wednesday lunchtimes.


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

Unique Selling Points

Good general medical experience.

Enjoyable multi-disciplinary team approach.

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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