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Care of the Medical Patient

Care of the Medical Patient

UHCW

UHCW

If you are based in UHCW for CMP, you are allocated to a different speciality for each week eg. week 1 in cardiology, week 2 in respiratory etc., and will be allocated to various clinics.

You will also have a palliative care session in which you will be attending a ward with the registrar / consultant, seeing patients on palliative care.

Note: You have teaching everyday - Monday-Thursday, generally between lunch time which you are expected to attend.

More information about UHCW (lockers, parking, microwave) can be found here.

SWFT

SWFT

More information about SWFT (lockers, parking, microwave) can be found here.

GEH

GEH

More information about GEH (lockers, parking, microwave) can be found here.

Advice from Previous Students

At times, go earlier around 8-8.30 to ward rounds as this is when the juniors/SHO get there. You can introduce yourself and in most wards (definitely respiratory) they will have a first 'take' where the SHO will prepare the notes and review relevant patients. Help with this, write in the notes, learn to review and summarise new/long-term patients. This is a very useful skill and allows you to integrate within the team.
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Ask the nurses which patients are good to talk to for a history, as they often know which patients will be willing / well enough / free to talk to you.
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Care of the Elderly Wards are really good for getting sign-offs done and doctors are generally happy to have you there.Use ward time to practice OSLERs with your CP.
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Don't attend every ward round as it is not a great use of time for learning when the doctors are so busy with so many patient to see.

Go to 1 ward round at the start of the week and then spend the remaining ward time doing histories and examinations on patients by yourselves and then present back to doctors later on for feedback.

If you have any questions about CMP, please contact Dr Bander Dallol: bander.dallol@warwick.ac.ukLink opens in a new window