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Individual Placement Description
Placement General Surgery
Programme W9,W11,W12
Year F2
Region West
Hospital(s) Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley
Main Duties of Placement

Ward-based clinical cover.

Typical Work Pattern

In 4 month block, you are placed with your designated team approximately half the time. The rest of your placement consists of weeks covering HDU, or on call (weeks of day cover, split weeks of night cover).

Learning Opportunities

Ward-based teaching.

FY teaching programme.

Journal club organised by seniors.

Weekly specialty based MDTs.

Morbidity and Mortality meetings.


Mandatory teaching as part of the foundation programme syllabus.

There are also additional hospital meetings.

Unique Selling Points

Busy district general hospital with colorectal, upper GI, breast and urology specialities. Team-based but rotate around different shift patterns so a wide range of specialties encountered.

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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