2nd Year - Pinderfields

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2nd year medical students

Hello, My name is Fiona Coia and I would like to welcome you to your clinical placement at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust. MidYorkshire comprises of three hospitals, Pontefract, Pinderfields and Dewsbury as well as our Community Services. You will spend the majority of your placement at Pinderfields and Dewsbury Hospitals for your clinical placement in secondary care.

A typical day on placement.

In your second year, you will spend a full day on placement – (Thursdays) with us. This year you are building upon what you learnt in the first year and spending more time with patients.The coach will collect you from outside the Worsley Building in Leeds and bring you to Pinderfields where you will be welcomed with a cup of coffee in our state -of -the -art Education Centre. Please be on time as the coach will not wait (check VLE for times)!

You may be split into two groups to ensure you have plenty of contact with patients and on occasion one group will travel to Dewsbury Hospital for placement as the other works at Pinderfields.

You will be taught by myself and my colleague Kevin Ross (Clinical Teachers) as well as by Consultants, Clinical Fellows, senior nurse colleagues and other members of the multidisciplinary team.

Each fortnight we will study a different system of the body, undertaking history and examination and seeing patients with specific conditions. Gradually you are learning how a person’s condition impacts on their life and those around them. The Medical school run lectures related to the system of the body you will be studying so it is wise to attend them!

There a number of DOPS to be completed in the blue workbook and you will spend time learning how to take blood, cannulate, take blood cultures and perform injections- ( all on manikins- not each other!!!) Also you will learn about Basic Life Support and the use of an AED.

You can bring your own lunch or buy lunch in the canteen. You will be able to get the same reductions as staff if you have your badge. There is an ATM machine in the hospital atrium at Pinderfields.

We adhere to the “Bare Below the Elbows” policy in Trust. Please bring your student ID badge with you- you will not be allowed on the wards without it.

The coach will collect you at Pinderfields and take you back to Leeds at 4.00pm

We hope you have a good experience with us at Mid Yorkshire and look forward to working with you in the near future.

Fiona Coia and Kevin Ross

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