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Hospital Preparation Course


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Preparing students for the clinical years


Before starting the clinical part of the undergraduate medical course (years 3-5), medical students come to the hospital at the end of their second year for a two day 'Hospital Preparation Course'.

This is intended to familiarise them with the hospital environment, prior to starting their clinical attachments at the hospital.


Russells Hall Hospital View from front
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The course starts with an introduction by the Head of Academy and the General Manager. The students are then given information about basic hospital etiquette and infection control, before embarking on a 'whistle-stop' tour of various activities and departments.


The hospital tour includes the following areas:

  • Emergency Assessment

  • Airway Management Sessions

  • Specialist Departments

  • General Hospital

  • Outpatients Department

Clinical Skills Educators - Using Simulation dummy
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More information about other topics covered in the 2nd year can be found in the MB ChB Second Year section.

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Outpatients Department

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Airway Management Sessions

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Emergency Assessment Unit

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"I have found this workshop interesting and informative. I have enjoyed hearing others perspectives and feel it will have an impact on my future career."



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