6 WEEKS OF WORKING IN A LAB 🔬

I’m really interested in Science, but within Science there’s such a huge variety of careers that you can choose to pursue. My particular interest in healthcare and my desire to work with people are some of the many reasons I have chosen to strive to study Medicine. Medicine is still a Science and therefore it…

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CULTURAL DIFFERENCES, EMERGENCIES & TEACHING SESSIONS

Venue: Caritas Group Practice In the morning I sat in on the ‘on the day’ appointments with a registrar GP. It was really enlightening to see the variety of concerns that patients would come to the GP with as a matter of urgency. Some of them were less urgent and others were quite critical. One…

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JOINT INJECTION & WORRIED PARENTS…

Venue: Caritas Group Practice Today was my first day at this GP practice. I observed a patient being given a joint injection and how the doctor explained the risks that the particular treatment could have on him. I also noticed how he explained that the treatment wouldn’t necessarily be successful as only some people respond…

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URGENT TESTS, ASSESSING MENTAL CAPACITY…

When I went in to the hospice this morning the doctor had just taken a blood sample from a patient who he was suspecting as having a weakened liver function due to a cancer which has grown blocking some of the tubes to his liver. He told me about this patient and how they need…

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SYRINGE DRIVERS, CONTROLLED DRUGS…AND MORE!

I spent the day shadowing the doctor at the hospice which I volunteer it. I really enjoyed this experience and it was amazing to be given the opportunity to see a more clinical aspect to the hospice. It was very different from my usual role during the volunteering. 

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SHADOWING AN FY2 DOCTOR

Venue: The Surgery, Haslingden     In this particular Surgery there was an FY2 doctor on a placement, so I was able to spend a day with him to his approach to General Practice. It was definitely worthwhile and a great perspective to be able to spend time with a Junior Doctor and see how they…

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SHADOWING A NURSE PRACTITIONER 🌡

Venue: The Surgery, Haslingden    Today, I was given the opportunity to spend my time with the Nurse Practitioner and I was quite surprised as to how similar their role is to GPs. I was able to see some patient consultations and learn some important skills and qualities required in order to work with a…

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MY FIRST DAY AT A GP SURGERY 💼

Venue: The Surgery, Haslingden    Today, I went to a GP Surgery to gain some work experience. I was pleasantly surprised by this experience as I thought General Practice would involve the doctors engaging in a very repetitive role and would be slightly monotonous. However, I was very engaged during my time there no I…

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ORTHOPAEDICS (FRACTURE CLINIC) 💪

East Lancashire Hospitals Trust Work Placement – Day 3     Orthopaedics (Fracture Clinic) In this placement I was given the opportunity to sit in during some patient-doctor consultations. The first patient I saw had fractured his arm after smashing it through some glass. The doctor told me that this is quite a common case which is…

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RESPIRATORY CLINIC & WARDS 🌬🚬

East Lancashire Hospitals Trust Work Placement – Day 2      Year 1 Early Clinical Experience In this session I was able to experience a clinical exposure session with first year medical students. It was a really incredible experience as I was able to recognise the differences between them and the fifth years whom I had sessions with…

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PATHOLOGY LABS 🔬

East Lancashire Hospitals Trust Work Placement – Day 1     Teaching Sessions with Year 5 Medical Students For my first session I attended a lecture presented by a Foundation Year 1 doctor with year 5 medical students on data interpretation. The students had to practise making diagnoses based on the values of different substances in the…

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MY FIRST EVER WORK EXPERIENCE! 👭👬

Primary School Work Experience     After School Science Club Dates: 11/13 – 12/13     Teaching KS2 Science Dates: 20/06/15 – 10/07/15 I helped organise and run a 6-week after school science club at a local Primary school which involved dealing with and dissecting various organs. I dealt with the organs maturely and safely whilst demonstrating them to…

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