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Individual Placement Description
Placement Emergency Medicine
Programme W25,W28,W29
Year F2
Region West
Hospital(s) Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Main Duties of Placement

Busy city centre Emergency Department seeing 85,000+ patients per year, involving:

1) Assessment and management of undifferentiated emergency presentations such as medical, surgical, trauma.

2) Treating minor injuries and illness.

3) Managing head injury patients on ward.

Typical Work Pattern

24/7 full shift, EWTD compliant.

Learning Opportunities

Significant clinical exposure to develop clinical acumen and supported autonomy.

Senior presence with discussions and feedback.

Handover meetings (weekday afternoons).

Audit opportunities.


Established Induction Programme (2 days, recognised in GMC survey).

Access to Generic FY2 Teaching days.

Department weekly teaching programme.

Teaching Final Year medical students.

Unique Selling Points

Green (good) flag in 2011 Trainee Survey for overall satisfaction and experience.

Accessible shopfloor senior staff; twenty-four hour Middle Grade presence and Consultant presence 0800-midnight M-F, 0800-1700 weekends.

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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