Physician associate students
We are delighted to have you here and hope your time with us is educational and fun.
You may even decide to pursue Respiratory Medicine as a career (clearly the best specialty).
You will most likely spend time in Ward 107, or in Clinic C.
When you start your respiratory block please introduce yourself to Arianna - Respiratory Physician Associates , usually in Office 6 on ward 107 or out on the ward, they will help you navigate your timetable.
Dr Dempsey is your Educational Supervisor, although we have a Consultant on Call for a week at a time (24/7, Mon 09.00 to Mon 09.00) in Ward 107 (called Consultant of Week A).
In addition we have a Consultant who takes referrals and sees patients on wards outwith Ward 107 (Mon 09.00-17.000), called COW B.
Although the timetable below is a guide, feel free to use your common sense and initiative if there are any educational opportunities that you wish to particularly pursue.
You will have various forms that need filled out and signed electronically. If Dr Dempsey is on call e.g he is COW-A or COW-B he can help you with these. If he is away then ask whoever is COW-A or COW-B to help you. It makes sense to get the forms filled in by colleagues who have seen you in action!
If you have any questions or concerns then contact Dr Dempsey’s secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Best of luck and we hope you learn a lot!
As there are usually 2 students per block the clinics should be split, so that each student is going to a different clinic and bronchoscopy once throughout the block- students should co-ordinate this between themselves.
Bronchoscopy runs every Tuesday and Thursday with patient clerking in the morning in ward 301/302 and the bronchoscopy list running in the afternoon. Arrange attendance with one of the bronchoscopy team in office 6 to check when is best to attend.
Please attend clinics 5 minutes early to introduce yourself to the consultant and ask if you can sit in.
On the 4th Wednesday of the month the Airways (formerly known as Difficult Asthma) clinic will run from 0900 in Clinic C , to be prioritised over ILD and pleural clinic, as it only runs once per month.
On the 2nd Wednesday of the month there is an ILD MDT in place of ward teaching. This is held from 1300-1400 in the James Friend Room, Clinic C.
Nursing staff and respiratory physiotherapists are around to go over oxygen assessment and therapy while on the ward