Training to be a qualified FY1 doctor is between 5-6 years depending on whether a BSc is undertaken. Students undertake 2 years based at the new George Davies Centre for Medicine and then a further 3 years in hospital based placements in UHL or one of the District hospital partners in line with the UG curriculum.
UHL offer small group teaching in Year 2 for History taking and Examination across the main body systems. This is taught by UHL clinicians on the wards which culminates in a clinical OSCE assessment which is excellent preparation for Phase 2.
Yes clinical skills training for UG medical students is delivered by the UHL Clinical Skills Team based at the LRI. Through a combination of e-learning and face to face assessment skills are delivered throughout student training commencing in Year 1.
UHL liaise closely with Leicester Medical School’s Pastoral Support Unit to support students and their well-being which is of paramount importance. UHL tutors provide mentoring and support lead by our UHL Block leads across all year groups.
Yes all Year 1 students will undertake an HCA Care Certificate course working closely with UHL nursing and medical staff. Not only will you gain a comprehensive skill set throughout the course by participating in tutorials, learning clinical skills and attending a shadowing placement but this qualification will equip you with the skills to join the UHL HCA nursing bank if you wish.
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