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Individual Placement Description
Placement Geriatric Medicine
Programme W17,W25,W28,W29
Year F2
Region West
Hospital(s) Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Main Duties of Placement

Responsibility for cover of Geriatric Assessment and Acute Stroke Wards with supervision of FY1.

Placement in rehabilitation settings in Stobhill and Lightburn Hospitals for short periods.

Exposure to Day Hospital assessments of frail, elderly patients.

Occasional Outpatient Clinics.

Typical Work Pattern

This post is a full shift. It involves a 15 doctor rota with on-call covering a full component of Hospital at Night (primary responsibility for covering General Medicine and Geriatric Medicine whilst on-call in addition to off-site hospitals).

During shifts in the Acute Medical Assessment area, you are responsible for initial assessment of a range of patients presenting for admission.

Learning Opportunities

All the wards in the Unit offer participation and involvement in the multidisciplinary team meetings.

Attendance at multidisciplinary radiology meetings for acute stroke.

There is specific education in topics relevant to stroke and medicine for the elderly at a Tuesday lunchtime meeting and a bigger unit meeting on a Thursday lunchtime.


In addition to the teaching listed above, there is specific FY2 teaching tutorials on a weekly basis.

Unique Selling Points

This unit has enthusiastic consultants who are actively involved in educational supervision and supporting trainees in achieving their learning objectives.

They are supportive of ensuring trainees get access to specific study leave requests.

We encourage participation in medical student teaching and every FY2 will be supported in conducting an individual audit project which is presented at the end of placement.

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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