Is it true that med students are now being called to work for the virus situation

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Kutie Karen
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are med students now being forced to go and work in hospitals with the corona virus pandemic? Do they have a choice wiht the uni's now cloesd?
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are med students now being forced to go and work in hospitals with the corona virus pandemic? Do they have a choice wiht the uni's now cloesd?
I dont know the contract they sign so you would be better off posting in the med section. ecolier
I would have thought any med student asked would jump at the chance to help and to get experience.
The only reason not to is if you or your family were in a risk group.
Also maybe if you had longstanding pre existing plans.

I thought they were drafting in final year med students to help, so far.
Not sure if they expect for free, as its out of term I hope they get paid something.
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We've not been forced, but we are being asked regularly to go in and help at my med school.

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Not sure if they expect for free, as its out of term I hope they get paid something.
Ours expect it for free at the moment.
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We've not been forced, but we are being asked regularly to go in and help at my med school.



Ours expect it for free at the moment.
My point would be its out of term time and theres a blank cheque for costs, so even if you got min wage the amounts would add up and make a big difference. Have no idea whether theres an actual contract to go?
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We've not been forced, but we are being asked regularly to go in and help at my med school.



Ours expect it for free at the moment.
If you are helping in a clinical role, you should be being paid (point 2 of https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...in-the-nhs.pdf). You should contact the BMA.
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If you are helping in a clinical role, you should be being paid (point 2 of https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...in-the-nhs.pdf). You should contact the BMA.
Thanks - it is clinical so I'll look into it
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I dont know the contract they sign so you would be better off posting in the med section. ecolier
I would have thought any med student asked would jump at the chance to help and to get experience.
The only reason not to is if you or your family were in a risk group.
Also maybe if you had longstanding pre existing plans.

I thought they were drafting in final year med students to help, so far.
Not sure if they expect for free, as its out of term I hope they get paid something.
Yes it would be good to know if that is a choice they have and if they are going to be paid for it. They are today calling for retired policeman, paramedics and ambulance drivers.
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