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Individual Placement Description
Placement General Surgery
Programme W14,W15,W16
Year F1
Region West
Hospital(s) Forth Valley Royal Hospital - FVRH
Main Duties of Placement

Ward round, jobs following round e.g. organising scans and referrals, reviewing patients, practical procedures.

Typical Work Pattern

Full shift with weekends but no nights.

Learning Opportunities

Weekly surgical education/M+M meeting.

Weekly colorectal, upper GI and vascular MDTs.

Ward-based teaching.


Weekly mandatory FY1 teaching for 1 hour at lunchtime.

Additional FY lunchtime teaching by STs.

Surgical registrar lunchtime teaching.

Meetings as above.

Unique Selling Points

Increased level of responsibility.

Made to feel valued part of team.

Opportunity for practical procedures.


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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