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Individual Placement Description
Placement Acute (Internal) Medicine with Critical Care
Programme W22
Year F1
Region West
Hospital(s) Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary
Main Duties of Placement

This new rotation will involve working within acute medical receiving on the combined assessment unit, acute surgical receiving on the surgical assessment unit and rotating through the critical care unit.  Duties will be assessing and clerking new admissions, and working alongside receiving teams for the ongoing management and investigation of patients.  The rotation through critical care will involve working within the critical care team caring for both high dependency and intensive care patients.

Typical Work Pattern

Full shift pattern including night shifts.  Band 1A

Learning Opportunities

Endless learning opportunities particularly within the critical care unit.


Protected weekly foundation training. Weekly medical grand rounds. Weekly medical journal club. Clinical skills teaching. Introduction to simulation based teaching. Anaesthetic and critical care teaching.

Unique Selling Points

This is new post created for F1 in addition to 4 month posts in medicine and surgery.  This provides opportunity to experience focussed receiving and critical care medicine. DGRI is Scotland’s newest fully functional hospital, covering a large geographical but rural area.  Complimentary, high quality on site residences are provided for two years of foundation training.

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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