I thoroughly enjoyed my placement. I was given a lot of responsibility right from the start and contributed to important, high profile projects. I was able to undertake a variety of training courses to complement the skills I learned on the job. I gained a valuable insight to both the civil service and how a mathematics degree can be used in a future career.
The insight into the perfusionist medical profession allowed me to find the right career path for me, hence allowing me to gain the additional required experience and application preferences to put myself in a good position for applying this year. Every hour taught me something new and the position never ceased to excite me.
I enjoyed it very much, and was exposed to some diverse experiences, including theatres, emergency and acute medicine as well as being given the opportunity to shadow a range of health professionals and to interact with patients. I was sad when it was over, and it really helped me to confirm that this was the career path for me.
I enjoyed most aspects of my placement a lot as I was given some really good opportunities to experience the job area and therefore was able to develop a lot of skills needed for the job. I have therefore given the rating of 8 but it is not a 10 as not all of the jobs were very interesting.
MY placement was very enjoyable. I learnt a lot by observing and listening carefully to how healthcare professionals interact with each other. I was able to gauge an understanding of what the day to day life of a doctor is and some of the challenges which they face. I felt comfortable asking questions and felt safe in the hospital environment.
Was a great insight into the pharmacy department of a hospital. The staff were really friendly and went the extra mile for the patients which was really nice to see. Hospital was modern and up to date. Staff were helpful when shadowing as they would teach me about anything that I wanted to know about and encouraged me to get stuck in.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Taste of Medicine Programme because it really was a whistle stop tour of lots of different aspects of Medicine- the highs and lows. It gave a realistic impression which was exactly what I sought for in the early stages of my Medicine application- helping me to confirm my choice of course and giving me an experience to reflect on in my personal statement and interview. The days were long and packed full of content, and every day I felt fortunate to be on the programme.
My placement was very satisfying, as from my first day I felt a part of the team and by the end, I was treated as a valued member of the team. All staff were very helpful and inclusive. The skills I gained were a great starting point for the rest of my studies and other placements.
Overall I loved my placement at this hospital. There is so much to learn and so many opportunities to witness and take part in different aspects of care.the staff are friendly although it's worth remembering that they are under quite a bit of pressure so if they occasionally seem abrupt it's not personal, it is often during an emergency where things need to be done quickly.
I really enjoyed the experience of shadowing the staff at a hospital and gave me a valuable insight into the inner workings of a ward, from the porters, to nurses to doctors. I not only learnt a great deal about the roles of many of the different staff but I got to engage with the patients too, which helped my communication and listening skills and encouraged me even more to apply to medicine. The experience made me appreciate how important teamwork is within healthcare, and my time shadowing each of a nurse, occupational therapist and the doctors during my time there was responsible for that.
My placement in the haematological oncology lab in Leeds was very enjoyable. I was able to put many of the theories I'd covered in my first two years at university into real world context. It was so interesting, there was never a dull day and I feel that I learned so much, not just about the haematology side of things but about the thought processes a diagnostic scientist develops as they discover more information from different test results.
It has been an amazing experience, working with so many great people. I have really enjoyed the multidisciplinary team and how they work together in the patients rehabilitation goals. I loved getting to know the patients, although this is a ward the patients are here for an average of a few months, you get to see them develop and you're part of their recovery.