Why have we developed the course?
The medical school curriculum is designed to teach and support you with how to become a doctor. However, many students still do not feel, they are well equipped with how to actually ‘be’ and work as a doctor when they leave medical school. The first day on the hospital wards as a doctor can be daunting and students have expressed a deep sense of ‘unpreparedness’ when they are finally on their own.
Therefore, we have delivered a unique five week programme based on feedback from medical students like you. Our programme will ensure you have the support and confidence needed to tackle the clinical, political, ethical issues and more that they may be encountered when you start your working life as a doctor. The sessions can also be used to supplement the medical school curriculum. However, we suggest starting the programme in the weeks before you are due to start your foundation jobs.
Some of the areas we cover include (the full programme can be downloaded after completing the form below):
- The realities of a medical career – mental health among medical students and doctors, financial implications, regulatory bodies i.e. the General Medical Council.
- How to manage acute clinical situations on a busy hospital ward/when on call.
- How to manage challenging patients.
- Writing safe prescriptions and legal documents.
Face to face course:
- The course will be held over five weeks, one hour per session (total of five hours)
- Includes an interactive talk from a doctor(s).
- Total price: £250