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Individual Placement Description
Placement Emergency Medicine
Programme W20
Year F2
Region West
Hospital(s) University Hospital Monklands, Airdrie
Main Duties of Placement

Assessment, investigation and treatment of adult and paediatric patients presenting to Monklands ED.

Discharge or onward referral/admission as appropriate.

Typical Work Pattern

Full shift rota.

Weekend night shifts are included in company with an experienced middle grade Emergency Medicine trainee.

Learning Opportunities

Monklands ED is a busy department with a challenging case mix across the whole spectrum of emergency presentations.

There is direct consultant supervision between 0800 and 2300 weekdays and 0800 and 2130 at the weekends and a highly experienced team of nurses also providing support.


There are 2 hours of protected teaching per week within the department and plentiful material for audit projects.

Trainees are released for mandatory FY2 training sessions.

Consultant presence allows for frequent 'shop floor' teaching.

Unique Selling Points

This post offers excellent experience with close supervision from Emergency Medicine consultants and senior emergency Medicine trainees.

It is ideal for trainees considering careers in Emergency or Acute Medicine, Anaesthetics, and General Practice.

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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