Student insights
Abi Turley

“Studying a BSc (Hons) Urgent and Emergency care was the best intercalation decision I could have made and I have already seen the positive effect it has had on my practise in week one of year five! Not only has it been a fantastic opportunity to improve clinical skills on the ward, which are essential for foundation years, but it has really improved my confidence in managing real life patients. The opportunity to gain a broader perspective of medicine by working in a pre-hospital setting and with healthcare workers across the spectrum has allowed me to understand how to work in a multi-disciplinary team, and the importance of this. The taught modules in Plymouth were invaluable, encouraging open debate and critical thinking around subjects – much more dynamic than learning from a textbook. On top of this, I have made some lifelong friendships with my fellow course mates from all over the country.”

Abi Turley

Student insight - Owen Hibberd

The nine month clinical placement provides a real insight into working life in the emergency department. There is flexibility to see patients in all areas of the department.
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Student insight - Uzair Adam

The degree involved me being based at an emergency department. I have been able to get hands on experience and exposure to a substantial number of cases.
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"My name is Katy and I have been at the emergency department at Addenbrookes hospital in Cambridge. The degree has been an invaluable opportunity in terms of improving my clinical skills and knowledge. The flexibility of the timetable means that you have time for getting involved in emergency medicine related activities, reading around topics and pursuing hobbies without the constant pressure of exams. I'd recommend the degree to all fourth year medical students even if you're unsure whether a career in emergency medicine is for you as it will aid preparation for medical school finals and for foundation years." 

Katy Ashton

"This will beat any year you have had at medical school. The patient exposure, the clinical experience, the skills, the opportunities and the responsibility - it's like you're a junior doctor (but without the long hours!). Going into 5th year I felt prepared to be a doctor already; the confidence you gain is invaluable. Your portfolio will build and will aid future job applications. Whether you're interested in audit, research or education there is also plenty of time and opportunity to get involved in these areas. My advice: if you're interested in emergency medicine you will have a truly awesome time!"

Christopher Morgan undertook his intercalation in the Emergency Department in Wythenshawe Manchester, mentored by Consultant in Emergency Medicine Dr Stephen Hawes.

Student insight - Alex Sharp

Not only am I actually really enjoying the experience, but this course has had a significant impact on my clinical capabilities and when I qualify I know that I will be a better doctor because of it.

Student insight - Mazin Eragat

Overall my experience of this degree has been enlightening and thoroughly motivating towards directing my future career choices, showing me the importance of networking in the fields of study that you are interested in.
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Student insight - Andre Dubois

The best thing about the days is the multi-disciplinary approach and discussing our experiences. The experience I gained has definitely made me want to pursue a career in either emergency medicine or acute medicine.

Andre Dubois, Medical Student, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry