Twenty two SJR medical students recently completed their work placement at Wrightington Hospital, part of WWL NHS Trust. During the ten-week placement they had the opportunity to experience the patient journey, starting with admissions, progressing onto wards and theatre before finally seeing outpatients and physiotherapy.
The SJR Future Medics and Dentists Elective programme comprehensively prepares students for a medical or dental degree at university. In addition to the 30 hours of work placement, students also obtain a first aid qualification, participate in a mountain rescue simulation and complete medical research as part of a Crest Award.
Kate Lancaster (Medics and Dentists lead) said, "These exceptional young people proved themselves to be worthy future medics. To make a successful application for Medicine, work experience is extremely important. However, the students must obtain top grades too. With the work experience phase of the programme out of the way, students can now spend half term revising for their mock examinations to ensure the grades they achieve match their obvious potential!"