Shadow intern at NHS South London

Start Date:
2013
Location:
Tooting
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Salary:
£0 annually
Review Date:
May 2017

Review Score

4.9/10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

8/10

In 2013, I was fortunate to spend a week in St George’s Hospital, shadowing several doctors within the Gynaecology and Obstetrics department. I got the opportunity many different aspects pregnancy, including abortions and child birth

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

9/10

I observed many doctors, and learnt a lot about how doctors communicate with patients and how they work in a team to help improve patients' quality of life. I also saw the preparation side of operations, in terms of ensuring all equipment is present and patient details are correct.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

I greatly enjoyed shadowing the doctors. It was my first hands on experience shadowing a doctor and seeing how they work. I loved every second of it and made me really excited about career in medicine

4. How valued do you feel by NHS South London?

8/10

Very much. All doctors and nurses were very friendly and answered all of my questions. They showed many things that I will find invaluable in my future career

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

6/10

It was not very well organised, as many doctors did not have set days. They moved around from department to department so there were days where I got very little contact time.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

1/10

Not applicable

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

1/10

I was not payed

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

1/10

I was not payed

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

1/10

There weren't any.

9a. Would you recommend NHS South London to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

It is an aazing place for work experience if you want to become a doctor. It looks very good on a CV, and the staff there are very friendly and helpful

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to NHS South London? *

Make sure you ask lots of questions on your placements and make relevant contacts that could help in your future career

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