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Feedback of Foundation Year 1 doctors of their placements within Wessex (UK)

Feedback of Foundation Year 1 doctors of their placements within Wessex (UK)

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Feedback of Foundation Year 1 doctors of their placements within Wessex (UK)
Feedback of Foundation Year 1 doctors of their placements within Wessex (UK)

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Published by: Mirran on Jan 20, 2010
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Date: 09/01/10
 A document to aid final year students who have beenallocated into the Wessex Foundation School whenranking jobs.
FY1 job feedback Wessex Foundation School2009-2010
Compiled and Edited by:Ed KlaberUniversity of Southampton medical Society 
Content collected from FY1 doctors between December 2009 and January 2010. All content was entered anonymously in order to help inform final years about jobs within Wessex..Medsoc take no responsibility for the content within the document
32-36STATISTICS - 37-38
Important dates:
(taken from Wessex Foundation School website
http://www.nesc.nhs.uk )
Phase 2:
- 25 January 2010
The deadline for ranking ALL Wessex programmes in order of preference.
- 16th February 2010
 Applicants receive notification of trust / programme allocation via email.
Page 2
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?
- 30
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.
Page 3
Is there an active Doctor's Mess?
What events are run by the mess?
- Usually a night out every pay day, and various other nights out throughout the yr,including a xmas and summer ball.
What are the facilities like in the Doctors Mess and how much does it cost tobe a member?
- £10/month: daily papers, sky TV, Wii, Tea, coffee, crisps, biscuits, toast and fellowcolleagues :)
How much is the rent for the hospital accommodation?
- I'm not sure as live out and commute in. I think about £400/month
What are the accommodation facilities like? (i.e. bedrooms, lounge, kitchen)
- Ensuite bedrooms in flats of 4 in new blocks of flats. Located onsite. All have a loungebut not all have a TV etc. I've heard it's improved a lot since previous yrs.
Do most people choose to stay in the offered accommodation?
No- Quite a few commute in, or have moved out locally with fellow F1s. I think this ismainly because some live with partners, or feel that £400 /month is quite a lot and youcan rent a house between a few of you for not much than that a month.
Would you recommend your job to those applying now?
 Yes- Definitely. Since being a student here last yr I have totally loved it. Its great fun, lotsof support, and great learning opportunities.
 Any other comments you would like to know about life as an F1 in yourhospital?

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