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Individual Placement Description
Placement Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
Programme W9
Year F1
Region West
Hospital(s) Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock
Main Duties of Placement

Ward management of patients.

Pre-assessment clinics and theatre when able.

Typical Work Pattern

Daytime working with a long day (8am-8pm) or receiving days (9am-9.30pm) 1 in 4 days. Cross-cover for surgery on long days. Weekend cover once per month with cross cover for surgery. Participate in hospital-wide FY1 HAN rota. 7 nights per 4 months.

Learning Opportunities

Daily trauma meetings with daily trauma ward round.

Weekly Weds surgical departmental meeting.

Friday departmental teaching with F1 case-based presentation and middle grade journal presentation. 

Weekly Tuesday F1 teaching.

Bi-monthly Thursday F1 teaching.


Weekly Tuesday F1 teaching programme covering Foundation syllabus.

Bi-monthly Thursday CMT-led F1 teaching.

Unique Selling Points

Excellent exposure to busy trauma department and broad range of elective specialties. Registrar and Consultant level supervision.

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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