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

Ward-based cover.

Ward rounds.

Rotations around specialities; gastroenterology & respiratory (combined ward), cardiology, rheumatology & endocrinology (combined ward). Each ward also has general medical patients. 

Out of hours cover for acute medicine as well as for general medical wards.

Typical Work Pattern

Four months spent in a speciality ward with exposure to General Medicine. Seven nights spent on H@N cover. Full shifts until 930pm 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 subspecialties. 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

Close and supportive working with Consultant staff. Excellent nursing and paramedical support. Smaller medical unit in close proximity to Glasgow.  Exposure to sick patients living in a poorer demographic area.

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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