• About You
  • The Company
  • Everything Else

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I was able to do a medical placement at Lewisham hospital, which allowed me to observe the work that takes place in district general hospital. I was able to get close to doctors and patients, and see the professional relationship between them to treat patients of their medical condition. I really enjoyed the attachment.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • I was introduced to my supervisor on the first day, and he was responsible for my attachment. He made sure I was fully involved, making the most of my time there. This ranged from seeing operations, talking to patients, and see doctor interactions. I was able to make the most of my time in the two weeks.


  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • I have to say thanks to my supervisor, my time at hospital was a great experience. This is definitely down to the support and guidance given by him. As part of the job I was able to see the good and the ugly, and things I found difficult to see I was able to discuss with him.


  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I was able to further enhance many skills required to thrive in this profession, this ranges from team work to leadership. In terms of team work, I saw doctors working with other healthcare professionals, making sure the patient was given the best care and treatment to help with their medical problem.


    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • The work experience was very well structured, and it was obvious they had been doing the programme for a long time. I was given an overview of what I would be doing at the hospital, and was able to give my input about particular areas I wanted to see whilst I was there.


  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • As I had expected, the atmosphere was a hectic environment, everything felt so fast paced especially in the A and E. There were a lot of patients with plenty of different conditions, and the doctors would have to see which patients were more risky and triage them accordingly. At the end of the day, very rewarding.


  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I believe during the work experience attachment, I definitely had the opportunity to develop my skills which will definitely help me in my future career. This includes the importance of working in a team, and the importance of continuously expanding on your knowledge with new research and information that are discovered.


  • 8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?
  • I was able to see the work of a doctor, although it is rewarding helping patients get better, is full of challenges. This is especially the case when are patients are severely ill, and often end of dying. It is important not to get so emotionally attached, it starts to affect your judgement.


  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • 3/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • This experience was extremely valuable, as prior to starting my knowledge of the work that takes place was very limited. I was able to see the different aspect of the work, being on the wards and being in clinics. Seeing patients be discharged after being treated, and also sadly seeing death. It made appreciate the work even more.


    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • In terms of travel to the hospital, and buying food I had to cover this money, which was not a problem. The experience gained from the attachment outweighs this. I had to take one bus to and from the hospital, and the hospital has a nice canteen where you can get hot food.

  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • 3/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • 3/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • 3/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • I would definitely recommend this attachment to other people who are in a similar position to me. The experience from this is so valuable and the team looking after you are truly fantastic, always making sure you are making the most of your time there. You can apply for the attachment through the hospital website.


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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


West Midlands

April 2020

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