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Individual Placement Description
Placement Acute (Internal) Medicine
Programme W9,W10
Year F1
Region West
Hospital(s) Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock
Main Duties of Placement

Ward rounds and ward work.

Assessment of new admissions. 

Well supported by Consultants on the floor from 9 am to 8pm plus advanced nurse practitioners team.

Typical Work Pattern

Four months spent in acute medical ward with exposure to gen med & receiving. Seven nights spent on H@N cover. Full shifts until 9.30pm with handover at 9pm.  Weekend daytime cover 3 times in 4 month block.

Learning Opportunities

Informal ward-based teaching including teaching of skills and procedures. Monthly Morbidity and Mortality plus hospital M&M less frequently. Weekly Wednesday medical unit educational meeting. Weekly MDT meetings for some sub-specialties. Thursday Core trainee-led F1 case-based teaching every second week. Friday lunchtime journal club/trainee forum.


Mandatory FY1 teaching programme covering the foundation programme syllabus.

There are hospital postgraduate meetings at least monthly. 

Bi-monthly Thursday CMT-led F1 teaching.

Unique Selling Points

Well supported by consultants and senior trainees. Excellent opportunity to gain experience in initial assessment and management of acutely sick patients.  Opportunity to perform procedures supervised by senior trainee.

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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