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

Ward rounds and jobs that they generate. 

Morning trauma meetings.

Outpatient clinics.


Typical Work Pattern

The rota is pretty generous with some hard weeks followed by lots of time off; a good mix. Typical day is 8-5. Long days are 8am-8.30pm. Admitting shifts are 9am-9.30pm.

Learning Opportunities

Ward-based teaching sometimes.


Lunchtime teaching from STs. Also an opportunity to give your own presentations to peers and seniors.

Unique Selling Points

Working on the wards and getting to see and treat some potentially sick older patients.

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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