Welcome to your general surgery attachment at FVRH
The general surgery team is made up on 12 consultant surgeons supported by a team of enthusiastic registrars and specialty doctors as well as ward based foundation trainees.
The tabs on the left hand side (below on mobile) will give an overview of how ward based work is managed; More information regarding on-call arrangements.
During your attachment you will have the opportunity to part in a number of clinical activities including:
- Theatre sessions (elective and emergency)
- Outpatient clinics
- Inpatient ward work
- Surgical Assessment Unit
You can find out a little more about each department and how they work by following the links.
Face to face clinics have now been largely reinstated in general surgery check with your supervisor for details.
Each student will be attached to a consultant/team, the team comprises 2 General Surgery consultants; you should follow their timetable for the placement, this will vary each week depending on their on-call or Front-Door commitment. Due to current circumstances the consultant’s rota for each week is only available at the end of the previous week and will be made available to you then.
Social distancing as a result of Covid-19 limits our ability to safely run face to face tutorials. You should attend grand rounds or foundation doctor teaching and Departmental Teaching with your ward team.
There is an extensive formal programme of tutorials to supplement ward work, these cover a range of topics and are delivered by consultants, specialty doctors and trainees these will be delivered via MS teams. Below you will find an example of the teaching timetable, though topics and speakers will change each week and some core teaching may be arranged by your university.
During your block you will be timetabled to spend one week in the Surgical Assessment Unit in accordance with the timetable below:
These timetables will be updated and populated with student names prior to the start of each block and posted on the events tab of this website.