What is your rotation?
- 6 months medicine , 3 months surgery, 3 months ortho and trauma
How is your job banded?
- 40% all year
Did you get into your first choice of hospital/trust to work in?
What are the best bits about where you are?
- Great hospital, great people. Good teaching (available every lunchtime if you want itwith free food). Many practical learning opportunities.
What are the worst bits?
- That there are 30 F1 posts and only 18 F2 so 12 people have to leave. OK if you wantto leave, or enough others do, but if not, you have to go through the interview processand could end up having to move hospitals to anywhere in Wessex.
How many F1s are there working in your hospital?
Is there a close team feeling amongst F1's in the hospital?
Yes- There is a great working and social environment
How are F1's treated by the rest of the staff in the hospital?
- Really well. If you work hard and are a good team player, you'll fit in brilliantly
What are your responsibilities as an F1 in your hospital?
Have a good idea of what’s happening with all patients on your team, and to arrange
and follow up all inv/bloods/Rx etc. You're on call approx 1 in 4 or 5 weekends, andspend a week each month on MAU clerking patients. It is a great balance betweenacute medicine and day to day inpatient.
Do you have a clinical supervisor?
Yes- We have a clinical supervisor (the consultant who's team you work for), and aneducational supervisor (a named consultant for the whole yr). Both offer great adviceand support, and Basingstoke encourage you to meet up with each at regular intervalsto monitor progress through the yr.