Tag Archives: Placement

Hello! My name is…

Posted by Hayley Taylor

‘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

Trust me I’m a medical student

Posted by Kate Powell

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

On the road (again)

Posted by Tom Coope

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

Life as a GP

Posted by Rachel Underhill

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

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