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Students get work experience in Worcestershire hospitals
6:30pm Monday 20th August 2012 in News
MORE than 50 students found out about what life is like working in Worcestershire hospitals.
Young people from various schools and sixth form colleges took part in a work experience week based at Worcestershire Royal Hospital in Worcester with observation days also taking part at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Kidderminster Hospital.
The week set out to provide the students with a feel for life in the NHS and gave them more information about different career paths in medicine, nursing and other healthcare roles.
The students were given demonstrations by various departments including neurophysiology and anaesthetics and were able to observe an operation performed by surgical registrar Rebecca Griggs and consultant surgeon Michael Corlett, via a live video link.
They were also then given the opportunity to shadow nurses, junior doctors and consultants through their working day.
Mollie Bradbury, work experience student said “I was quite nervous about working in the hospital but mostly just excited to find out what it was really like.
“I’m definitely going to go to medical school and hopefully train as a doctor. Everyone we met during the week gave us really specific information relating to working in the NHS, you can’t find that kind of information everywhere.”
Deputy head of learning and development Caroline Edwards, who coordinated the week, said: “I was delighted with the feedback from the students which was excellent.
“They really enjoyed their time in the trust and hopefully will have a clearer view of which career they might like to pursue in the NHS.”