I was very interested in going into Medicine, and felt that the more experience I gained during my childhood would allow me to have greater opportunities for places on good University courses later on in life. I really enjoyed the experience, and really developed my communication skills with the nurses, doctors, porters and patients. You really learn to appreciate how the whole system works, and this definitely allows you to appreciate how lucky we are in this country to have a health service like we do.
I really enjoyed my placement, I was given a variety of tasks to complete during the 9 months which allowed me to develop my skill set. I enjoyed going to work everyday and meeting new people, everyone was very happy to help and worked as a team. The team offered advice about options post graduation and what I should consider.
I have loved my placement year with NHS England, the work has been very varied, interesting and challenging at times. I have also been given the responsibility to manage and influence the direction of my own projects that have been used in high level reports and discussed in board meetings.