Meet Grace and Olivia – trainee doctors and student mentors at our School of Medicine.
We’re really thrilled to be involved with the School of Medicine; you’ll be seeing us a lot more when you start your MBChB course in September. As well as being foundation doctors we have developed the School of Medicine student mentor scheme
Our student mentor scheme will help guide you through your first year of medical school and will help to answer all your questions about being a medical student. The curriculum has been planned meticulously to offer you an innovative, ‘hands-on’ experience of modern medical practice. When you start the course in September you will be offered placements in hospitals and GP surgeries and by the end of November you will be interacting with patients in real life situations. This early experience in placement will help make your transition to doctor much easier when you graduate.
All the staff at Anglia Ruskin University and the NHS trusts and GP surgeries associated with us are helpful and friendly and really keen for you to succeed. The course is exciting, challenging and tough, but also extremely satisfying; you’ll never be bored as no two days are ever the same; one day you will be taking bloods from a patient in hospital and the next you will be in the state-of- the art anatomy suite, learning the intricacies of the human body. As a new medical school we will listen to you, so you will have a voice which is guaranteed to the heard.
Learning in a brand new facility is exciting and you will be taught in small year groups which will help you quickly form a tight network of friends. When you start in September we will be offering you peer support and will be pairing you up with junior doctors who will be your ‘sounding boards’ throughout your time studying with us. We will also give you advice and pointers about placements and further study.
We can’t wait to meet you in September.
Grace and Olivia