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Individual Placement Description
Placement Respiratory Medicine
Programme S2,S5,S6,S9
Year F1
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Main Duties of Placement

Assessment of acute respiratory admissions including COPD, asthma and lung cancer. Also expose to CF admissions and ward attenders as part of the Scottish Adult CF service.

Typical Work Pattern

Monday-Friday shift pattern 9am-5pmĀ and daytime weekends.

Learning Opportunities

Regular opportunities for ward-based teaching. Experience of chest aspiration and chest drains.

Weekly departmental clinical meeting Tuesday lunchtime and FY teaching Thursday 1pm.


Respiratory meeting 1 hour per week. Hospital FY1 teaching programme 1 hour per week.

Unique Selling Points

FY trainees report feeling they belong to the team. They also report excellent clinical supervision and training opportunities.

Employer Information
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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