• About You
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    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I really enjoyed the insight program at Croydon hospital. It gave me a great understanding of the work that takes place in the healthcare system. I was able to see the work of doctors but also other healthcare professionals who work in the multidisciplinary team. It was a really enjoyable experience for me.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • Throughout my time at the hospital I was always made sure that I was part of the team and making the most of my time there. They really wanted me to make every day a new experience and put me on different aspects of the hospital. This really helped my learning.


  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • We were given plenty of support during our time there this included one-to-one a discussion with our supervisor at the end of every day. Here any concerns were discussed and any opportunities for the next table also mentioned. They really wanted us to make the most of our time there and this was a fantastic way of doing so.


  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Before this placement I was unsure about whether to do medicine as a career but this opportunity has definitely strengthened my desire to do this career. I learnt something new which helped me further understand that this is what I want to do for my future. I am very grateful to have this opportunity.


    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • The inside program was very well structured since every day the supervisor wanted me to make the most of the opportunity there and I was given plenty of support whenever I needed help. Everyone was really kind and friendly and always there for me when I was struggling with something. A great team of professionals.


  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • The general atmosphere was definitely really hectic due to the coronavirus that was taking place are all around the country. In London the cases were extremely high at the point so we were seeing a huge influx of patients, but the team made sure that I was always an under supervision and not doing anything beyond my expertise.


  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • It was really obvious from the beginning that the team wanted me to make the most of my opportunity there. I had exposure to patients on a daily basis but also this was consolidated by clinical skills teaching which involved putting cannulas into dummies and I found this really fun. There was a good blend of different experiences.


  • 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?
  • From experience I can definitely say that working in the NHS is it an easy job but the rewards are there specially helping patients recover from their medical problems and long-term management of these conditions. There is plenty of support from the team around you and this is something that does appeal to me.


  • 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?
  • Experience again from this insight program was truly invaluable and definitely allowed me to understand that this is what I want to do for my long-term career. I thoroughly enjoyed working with all the different healthcare professionals and learning different things every day. It's a wonderful experience for people looking to looking to get into this career.


    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • Although I was not reimbursed for the placement, experience again from the hospital was much more valuable than I could ever ever imagine. Write an experience I was unsure about whether this is what I want to do for my career but now I am definitely sure that this is the route I want to take.

  • 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 100% recommend this to anyone in a similar position to me. Anyone looking to get into medicine but unsure about whether this is for them, opportunity will open your eyes and give you firsthand exposure of the work that takes place in healthcare system. Although for me this is just the beginning, he's given me some experience which I hadn't had before so for this I am very grateful for the hospital for allowing me to have this opportunity.


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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


North East

August 2020

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