Medicine 2018 entry applicant? Thinking of doing some medical work experience over the summer? From someone who has gone through the whole process of applying for work experience, going on the placements and then applying to medical school, have a read of the guest blog I wrote for The Medic Portal: '5 Things To Know Before … Continue reading 5 Things To Know Before You Begin Work Experience
Today I spent the morning at my local hospice shadowing one of the hospice physicians, I found this an extremely interesting and useful experience. In this post i'll talk a bit about what i did, but more importantly what I learnt. So, the morning started with the daily handover, a meeting led by the sister … Continue reading Shadowing a hospice physician!
As it is the half term holidays, I am doing a few days of work experience in two different GP practices. I wanted to experience what primary (or community based) care was like as opposed to secondary care, which I've already had the chance to experience (during my hospital placement and also my voluntary work on … Continue reading GP Surgery Work Experience.
*My reflections/thoughts on the third and final day of the Hospital Placement* Thursday 12th November 2015 I spent this morning in the Rheumatology clinic, Before today, I didn't really know what ‘rheumatology’ meant, but later learnt that it’s the study of joints and the swelling/inflammation of joints - more commonly referred to as Arthritis. During … Continue reading Day 3 of Hospital Placement
*Another late post, this time of my experiences and reflections from my second day at the Royal Blackburn Hospital placement* Wednesday 11th Novemeber 2015 Today I spent time with the respiratory nurses, on the respiratory wards and clinic. On the wards, I learnt that once admitted to the ward, the nurses must complete initial forms, … Continue reading Day 2 of Hospital Placement
*Very late blogpost, but my reflections and what I learnt from the first day of my work experience placement at Royal Blackburn Hospital* Tuesday 10th November 2015 I arrived at the Blackburn Hospital learning centre at about 8.40am, where I met the other sixth form students taking part in the placement. There are four students … Continue reading Day 1 of Hospital Placement