Two places available one in Wales and one in London
What you can expect from this elective placement:
o Shifts with the either the London or Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trusts in their Double Crew Ambulances and Rapid Response Vehicles
o Time with Advanced Paramedic Practitioners of different types
o Time spent with the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) paramedics
o Operational Management Experience and time in Control Centres
o The possibility of some time spent with Police Firearms units, Fire Service and other units acting as an expert patient or instructor depending on your skill set
o Opportunities to teach and instruct on skills or trauma assessments
o Time spent in the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care in Edinburgh, with the opportunity to assist in the FIMC and DIMC examinations
o Observer shifts with local Pre-Hospital Responders and Care Delivery Systems
Important Notice before applying: Please be aware that should the position with COVID-19 change then these electives may be withdrawn – this could be at short notice
What will be expected of you:
Please be aware that you are unable to apply for a specific region. This will be allocated by the panel depending on the outcome of your application process.
How to Apply for this Elective:
o Why you would like to undertake this elective?
o What area of interest would you be keen to complete an audit on during this elective?
o What do you think the likely challenges have been for pre-hospital practitioners during the covid-19 pandemic?
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If you are successful in this part of the application process you will receive a phone call from someone associated with the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, who will conduct a short interview with you to assess if you are an enthusiastic individual who will be suited to this exciting elective opportunity.
This is a competitive process – the final decision will be made by a panel comprising previous successful elective students, an FPHC Executive Officer, the Chair of the FPHC Student and Junior Trainee Committee and a Senior Member of this year’s elective placement organization with whom this elective is undertaken.
The elective will last for 4 to 6 consecutive weeks on mutually convenient dates in 2023 but you MUST also be available to spend the week of 3 July 2023 at the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care in Edinburgh. Failure to do this will lead to a report sent to your medical school.
The Faculty of Pre-hospital Care is pleased to offer a £250 bursary to the successful student. Details on how to access the bursary funds will be noted in the confirmation letter.
Please send your completed application electronically to email@example.com to be received by 12:00 Monday 10 October 2022. Please attach evidence that you are currently a student at a UK medical school and are eligible to undertake the elective if you are successful.
The decision will be made, and the successful applicant notified on Monday 31 October 2022.
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