Year 12 Future Medics students were extremely excited to begin their nine-week work experience placement at Wrightington Hospital this month.
Wrightington Hospital is a Centre of Orthopaedic Excellence and the College has been extremely fortunate to secure this partnership, which will support our Future Medics in their applications to study Medicine at university.
The placement allows our Future Medics students to observe operations in theatre, assist in wards and gain an understanding of the wide range of roles health professionals occupy within the NHS.
Although early in the placement, our students are already recognising the benefits of this opportunity. Future Medic Georgia Hanson said, ‘The staff are wonderful, they took the time on the recovery ward to show me how to take a patient’s observations.” She went on to say “This placement will allow me to experience the reality of working in medicine and give me an advantage in my university application.”
Molly Yates, also on the programme, described her first week of hands-on experience. “Working with the porter has given me a wider perspective of the NHS and I can see the importance of all of the roles within the hospital to the patient experience.”
We wish our Future Medics the best of luck as they continue to develop their skills in their chosen profession.