Which department should I work in at hospital?

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    The specialty you want to get into in the future. Surgery will be nice to make sure you are not scared of open wound and blood. All departments will be good as work experience is not east to get.


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    The specialty you want to get into in the future. Surgery will be nice to make sure you are not scared of open wound and blood. All departments will be good as work experience is not east to get.


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    Ah right, then I'll do something related to the mind.
    Thanks.
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    Hey I just wanted to ask how did you manage to get work experience in a hospital please?

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    I did work experience in a Neurosurgery department which was awesome! Any surgeon department would be better tbh because it would give you a chance to go into theatre and observe a surgery which is always cool Although any work experience in a hospital is good and it can be hard to get it in a specific department sometimes so just take what you can
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    The specialty you want to get into in the future. Surgery will be nice to make sure you are not scared of open wound and blood. All departments will be good as work experience is not east to get.


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    I'm unconvinced of the value of 6th formers watching surgery as a means of learning about a medical career. Plus most don't have a realistic idea of what specialty they want to do.

    I generally suggest something on the wards, or in A&E, where you can see patients and interact with both junior doctors and other staff. Theatres isn't an ideal environment as most of the patients will be unconscious and surgeons aren't renowned for their chattiness!
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    I'm unconvinced of the value of 6th formers watching surgery as a means of learning about a medical career. Plus most don't have a realistic idea of what specialty they want to do.

    I generally suggest something on the wards, or in A&E, where you can see patients and interact with both junior doctors and other staff. Theatres isn't an ideal environment as most of the patients will be unconscious and surgeons aren't renowned for their chattiness!
    Hmm yes I agree.
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    Something varied. I started my HCA experience on SAU and got to encounter a wide variety of ailments. We would cover patients under gastro, upper GI, ortho, vascular, urology, and some medical sleepouts. A+E would be good as you can learn more clinical skills in an environment like that which will be beneficial to medicine, e.g. venipuncture.
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    Just seeing ward work and clinic work is the main thing. If you want to see people being chopped up it'll be interesting on a personal level I'm sure but limited use in actually determining your career/PS fodder.
 
 
 
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