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    Hello all,

    I may be wrong and I know you cannot generalise- but I get the vibe that medical students dont like student midwives/qualified midwives.

    Why is this?

    xxx
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    (Original post by nmagnolia)
    Hello all,

    I may be wrong and I know you cannot generalise- but I get the vibe that medical students dont like student midwives/qualified midwives.

    Why is this?

    xxx
    Might be worth you reading the posts from this one onwards for the next two pages related to Obs/Gynae placements. It was discussed very recently.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...9#post38469179
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    Thanks for the link....the way some of you have been treated does seem very unfair. Ive never been around when a med student has been ''introduced'' but I can imagine what has been posted occuring. What you have said does ring true for a large percentage of qualified midwives.

    How many deliveries does a med student need to have/witness ?? x
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    (Original post by nmagnolia)
    Thanks for the link....the way some of you have been treated does seem very unfair. Ive never been around when a med student has been ''introduced'' but I can imagine what has been posted occuring. What you have said does ring true for a large percentage of qualified midwives.

    How many deliveries does a med student need to have/witness ?? x
    There is a thread about these experiences that has been going on for eleven years with >3000 posts in it, so these are common themes

    Some tips from the medical side!

    1.) Give medical students a break. We need to see a certain number of deliveries (like 8). That's all. We only have a few weeks to do this, whereas you guys have 3 years. It is important for us to be able to manage a woman in labour as a doctor, the public would be reasonable to expect it. We aren't interested in stealing your show, really.

    2.) The whole 'woman/client' thing is another bugbear. Yes, we know pregnancy and labour is a natural process but clouding the terminology in BS is just cringey. It doesn't mean we don't respect the patient any less by calling them a patient, we wouldn't be doing medicine if we didn't.

    3.) It's not 'call the peed', it's ' call the paediatrician/neonatologist'
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    (Original post by digitalis)
    There is a thread about these experiences that has been going on for eleven years with >3000 posts in it, so these are common themes

    Some tips from the medical side!

    1.) Give medical students a break. We need to see a certain number of deliveries (like 8). That's all. We only have a few weeks to do this, whereas you guys have 3 years. It is important for us to be able to manage a woman in labour as a doctor, the public would be reasonable to expect it. We aren't interested in stealing your show, really.

    2.) The whole 'woman/client' thing is another bugbear. Yes, we know pregnancy and labour is a natural process but clouding the terminology in BS is just cringey. It doesn't mean we don't respect the patient any less by calling them a patient, we wouldn't be doing medicine if we didn't.

    3.) It's not 'call the peed', it's ' call the paediatrician/neonatologist'


    lol!!! okay, tips taken thanks x
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    (Original post by nmagnolia)
    lol!!! okay, tips taken thanks x
    I like you!
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    As a parent of a hopeful med student and a midwife myself within the peninsula med school area I would like to think I'm doing my bit to get the med students the experience they need.

    "This is X, he/she's a med student working with me today" is my standard introduction. Generally the women are quite happy to have a med student observe their care in my experience, but I think that the way you are introduced is crucial
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    (Original post by Pellertheheller)
    As a parent of a hopeful med student and a midwife myself within the peninsula med school area I would like to think I'm doing my bit to get the med students the experience they need.

    "This is X, he/she's a med student working with me today" is my standard introduction. Generally the women patients (:argh:) are quite happy to have a med student observe their care in my experience, but I think that the way you are introduced is crucial
    Apart from that, thank you for doing that! I am sure they really appreciate it. Even more would be delivering the kid, rather than observing too.
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    I had a medical student at the birth of my twins. He cried more than their dad did!
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    (Original post by select the right name)
    I had a medical student at the birth of my twins. He cried more than their dad did!
    Aww bless! One of my friends would always break into tears in the delivery rooms...it was slightly awkward for the mums/mums-to-be (albeit hilarious for us)!

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