Work Experience in a Hospital

You can work in a wide range of departments, and may even get to see several during your work experience. The different types of departments you can often gain hospital work experience in include:

  • Haematology
  • Cardiology
  • A&E
  • General Surgery
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Anaesthesia
  • Dermatology
  • ENT
  • Radiology

You will get to see first hand the day-to-day running of a ward which may include:

  • Ward rounds – where you will meet patients and see how the doctors interact with inpatients
  • Surgery – you may get to see operations or see a surgeons clinic
  • Consultations – you may get to see consultations with outpatients or outpatient check-ups
  • Multidisciplinary meetings – these meetings include planning and also discussions of patients who have complex care needs. These meetings can be really interesting if you get the chance to attend. 
  • Management – you can also gain insight into the management of a hospital. 

If you want to gain work experience in a hospital, remember to apply early as there are limited spaces available and they get booked up months in advance, especially over the school holidays. 

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