The Faculty has arranged with The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS), the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) and the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) for successful medical student applicants to spend a 4-week elective experiencing a HEMS based PHEM system. There will be four positions available for successful applicants: 1 with TAAS, 1 with EAAA and 2 with EHAAT.
The periods currently available for 2023 are:
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Notice before applying: Please be aware that should the position with COVID-19 change then these electives may be withdrawn – this could be at short notice
Be aware that you are unable to apply for a specific service – this will be allocated depending on the outcome of your application process and the timing of your elective period.
There will also be other activities which you should be able to participate in, including spending time with the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), shifts with a single crewed RRV and visiting the Ambulance Service Control Centre.
What will be expected of you:
How to Apply for this Elective:
Answer the following questions with each answer being 200 words or less. Applications exceeding this word count for any question will be disregarded. The word count applies to the body of each section, including any headings.
If you are successful in this part of the application process you will receive an email from someone associated with the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, arranging a suitable time for a short interview. This will be conducted by several individuals from the FPHC Student and Junior Trainee Group, including someone who has previously undertaken a similar elective.
This is a competitive process – the final decision will be made by a panel comprising previous successful elective students, the Chair of the FPHC Student and Junior Trainee Group, an FPHC Office Bearer and a Senior Member of this year’s elective placement organisation with whom a substantial part of this elective is undertaken.
There will be no bursary provided by the FPHC and therefore expenses fall to the individual.
Please send your completed application electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org 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. We will also require your (mobile) phone number in order to contact you for the interview.
The decision will be made and the successful applicant notified no later than Monday 31 October 2022.
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