|Individual Placement Description|
|Hospital(s)||Western General Hospital, Edinburgh|
|Main Duties of Placement||
Morning ward round starts at 8:00am with fellow FY1 and registrars. Up to 24 patients on each ward.
Usually 1-2 clerk-ins per day. Family discussions, especially post op.
If ward jobs are completed then theatre experience can be gained. Theatre teams are extremely welcoming.
|Typical Work Pattern||
Shift pattern is quite random. Some days it is 8am-5pm, then on-call shifts are 8am-8:30pm and the back shift is 2pm-10pm. The on-call doctor covers urology patients on ward 22, 56, 57, 58 and new patients into ARAU. The back shift does all post-op reviews.
Weekends have one FY1 on-call and one on the back shift.
Two consultants are keen to do ward-based teaching weekly. Weekly radiology meeting. Audit opportunities are available.
1 hour mandatory FY1 teaching. Informal ward-based teaching with the 2 consultants already mentioned.
|Unique Selling Points||
There are no FY2 doctors and so there are great opportunities to gain valuable experience on the ward, and in theatre if time is available. When on-call it is the job of the FY1 to clerk in the patient, consider a plan and discuss this with the registrar on-call. This is a brilliant learning opportunity.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|