‘Hello! My name is Hayley Taylor and I’m a 3rd year medical student.’ I can’t even begin to imagine how many times I’ve had to say this sentence after nearly 8 weeks on placement at the Royal Glamorgan hospital! I’m about to start the last week of my ‘oncology and surgery’ block and to be honest I feel mentally like I’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards!… Read More
Only two weeks of the term left and after finishing my first placement bock it already feels like the Christmas break is here! I can’t believe just how much has been fitted just into one term!
As a third year, we have finally been released from the lecture theatre and now spend a lot of our course time out on placement in hospitals all across Wales.… Read More
The time has nearly come to head back to the familiar streets of Cardiff and although it will be nice to catch up with friends and settle back into student life in the capital, I’ve had a great time on placement in West Wales over the last couple of months.… Read More
Just as I was beginning to settle back into life in Cardiff, it’s time to hit the road once more. As you progress through medicine, the majority of your time is spent on placement in hospitals or in the community. Most of these take place in the areas surrounding Cardiff, but eventually it involves travelling further afield to hospitals across Wales.… Read More
Every university course is different for everyone. Each has its own requirements to fulfil, and with that comes its own set of challenges.
I, myself, study Youth and Community Work at Cardiff Met. Like many university courses, it consists of various modules of study.… Read More
I’m about halfway through my psychiatry placement in Bangor. Perhaps time moves faster in North Wales, because it only feels like I arrived yesterday! It is slightly disconcerting living on the hospital site, but thankfully the accommodation is more like halls of residence than a medical ward.… Read More
I don’t know if I’d mentioned … But I’M GOING TO NEW ZEALAND! As part of the final year of medicine, we are given a two month period, where we can go and practice anywhere in the world. Myself and another medic friend picked NZ because it’s always been on our Travelling-To-Do-List.… Read More
I’m the first to admit that I’m not like the stereotype of an average student. For a start I’m older than most students who go to university. At the age of 24, I’m not very up for going out into town for a night out like some of my friends.… Read More
In the final year of medicine you get to do a variety of different placements, and I’ve just started an eight week block in a GP practice in Newport. And I love it!!
Most people (I certainly did) think that GP’s see a lot of repetitive patients, i.e.… Read More
So a huge part of attending uni is to further your job prospects; get a degree, do well in it and fingers crossed get lucky that a company like you enough to pay you a wage. But aside from the academic side there is one other crucial thing that is undisputedly necessary.… Read More