Belfast Trust Medical Work Experience


NEW for JUNE 2023

Date: Monday 12 – Wed 14 June 2023

Times: 8.00am – 5.00pm (times to be confirmed)

Format: Day one – teaching timetable, day two – 2 x clinical placements, day three – skills workshops

Location: Royal Hospital for the teaching part of the programme (clinical day in either the Royal Hospital, Belfast City Hospital, Mater Hospital or Knockbracken)

Limitations: Year 13 & 14

The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust are continuing their discussions and scoping about the return of in-person work experience across the Trust and across the occupational areas.

However we are delighted to announce that the Medical Education team, who have been working hard to ‘restart’ in-person work experience in the Belfast Trust, are taking the first step in a ‘transition’ back to in-person delivery by holding a 3 day programme for students on 12-14 June 2023.  Spaces on this programme are very limited and spaces will be allocated equitably and on a first come first saved basis.  This will be their first programme in the resumption of an in-person hospital medicine work experience, with a commitment to build on capacity of places in the upcoming academic year 2023/24. In relation to this specific programme they have also been liaising with the Education Authority (EA) to standardise some of the EA paperwork requirements to enable this programme to take place and for all sectors of schools to be able to participate.

They hope offer a further in-person programme in September/October (more later on in the academic year) and will be continuing to offer their virtual programme in the new academic year as well, so that all students will get the opportunity of something within the hospital medical field (even if virtual).  Already in this current academic year 671 students have participated in the virtual medical experiences of work programmes that the Belfast Trust have facilitated.

PLEASE NOTE there are NO SPONSORED MEDICAL PLACEMENTS permitted in the Belfast Trust.  This is the only programme that the Belfast Trust is supporting for medical work experience. (All Medical staff in the Belfast Trust should have received a communication from the Medical Director in relation to this).

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