|Individual Placement Description|
|Placement||General (Internal) Medicine|
|Hospital(s)||Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock|
|Main Duties of Placement||
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.
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.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|