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Palliative Medicine

Day in the life of a Foundation Doctor on a Palliative Medicine placement

Dr Kathleen McGeough is a Foundation Year (FY) doctor working in the Marie Curie Hospice doing a Palliative Medicine job. An FY doctor is a newly qualified doctor 1 or 2 years out of medical school. They take care of day-to-day jobs such as performing blood tests, taking notes and prescribing drugs or fluids. Most of the bigger decisions they make (such as deciding on a management plan for a patient) are checked over by a more senior doctor.

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