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Individual Placement Description
Placement General (Internal) Medicine
Programme W22
Year F2
Region West
Hospital(s) Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary
Main Duties of Placement

Looking after inpatients in medical admissions unit, general medical and specialist (Cardiology, Renal, Endocrine, ID, Resp, Stroke, COTE, Gastro) wards.

Participation in clinics (variable depending upon specialist block).

Cover Medical High Dependency Unit.

On-call for unselected medical admissions and in-patient referrals and ward cover.

Typical Work Pattern

Full and partial shift.

9-5pm on general ward cover.
11 hour partial shift when on medical receiving.
Night shift in blocks of 3 nights.

Learning Opportunities

Informal teaching at clinics, on ward rounds and on receiving.

On-site library facilities available 24/7.
Excellent computer access for e-learning and online modules.


· Weekly Medical Grand Round meeting on Wednesdays.

· Weekly Journal Club on Fridays.

· Mortality & Morbidity and Patient Safety meetings.

· Mandatory bleep free FY2 teaching; 1 hr per week on Thursday lunchtime.

Unique Selling Points

· Excellent general medical experience

· Supportive senior staff

· Excellent teaching

· Opportunities 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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