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Enhancing medical students employment prospects in rural and remote wales

Enhancing medical

students’ employment prospects

in rural and remote Wales


Enhancing medical students employment prospects in rural and remote wales

Shortage of Doctors

in Wales


Enhancing medical students employment prospects in rural and remote wales

Shortage of Doctors

in RURAL Wales


Enhancing medical students employment prospects in rural and remote wales

Low foundation years

application rate


Enhancing medical students employment prospects in rural and remote wales

College of Medicine

Swansea University

  • Celebrating its 10th anniversary 2014

  • Graduate Entry Medicine

  • First graduates completing their degrees this summer.

  • St. David’s flag is the basis of the logo – emphasising the welsh roots and foundations of the College of Medicine


Enhancing medical students employment prospects in rural and remote wales

Graduate Entry Medicine

Swansea University

  • Situated in the Clinical Setting

  • Student-driven

  • Spiral

  • Simulating Clinical Practice

  • Small

  • Serving the needs of patients

  • and the public


Enhancing medical students employment prospects in rural and remote wales

Graduate Entry Medicine

Swansea University

  • Learning weeks – University based with clinical teaching

  • Apprenticeships - learn the ‘practice of medicine’

  • Specialty Attachments - specialty based


Enhancing medical students employment prospects in rural and remote wales

Graduate Entry Medicine

Swansea University

  • Hospitals

    • Abertawe

      • Singleton

      • Morriston

      • CefnCoed

    • Neath Port Talbot

    • Caerfyrddin

    • Aberystwyth

    • Llanelli

    • Haverfordwest

  • GP Surgeries

    • All over!


Enhancing medical students employment prospects in rural and remote wales

Rural health in medical education

in Wales


Enhancing medical students employment prospects in rural and remote wales

Rural health in medical education

in Wales...recommendations

  • ...Rural Medicine forming part of the medical undergraduate curriculum and the foundation programme...

  • ...recommend the locating of careers and training posts, for medical students and post-graduate levels, in rural areas...

  • ...the location of career posts has a significant impact on where doctors choose to live...and the location of professional development services and career posts in rural areas would permit a tailoring of workforce skills that matches local needs...


Enhancing medical students employment prospects in rural and remote wales

Rural and Remote Health in

Medical Education - RRHIME

The RRHIME Track aims to increase the numbers of students and doctors practising in rural Wales and raise awareness amongst the GEM students of the benefits and realities of living and working in rural and remote areas.

Research indicates that early and deep (‘immersive’) experience of rural healthcare by medical students and trainee doctors may facilitate their retention in the rural environment.


Enhancing medical students employment prospects in rural and remote wales

Rural and Remote Health in

Medical Education - RRHIME

  • Curriculum Elements contributing to RRHIME

  • All elements of education

  • prolonged immersion

  • student choice

  • 30% of the curriculum

  • Outcomes are identical to non-RRHIME curriculum


Enhancing medical students employment prospects in rural and remote wales

Welsh Language in

Medical Education - Why?

  • Health

  • More than Just Words: Strategic Framework for Welsh Language Services (2011)

  • response to Frances Report (2013)

  • NHS’ commitment (2011) to develop Welsh language services

  • Education

  • Enhanced opportunities for students to study through the medium of Welsh through the Welsh Government Vision for HE (2009)

  • CCC funding support for developing Welsh medium higher education


Enhancing medical students employment prospects in rural and remote wales

Welsh Language in

Medical Education - Why?

“It is important for people working in health, social service and social care to recognise that many people can only communicate their care needs effectively through the medium of Welsh. For many Welsh speakers, being able to use your own language has to be seen as a core component of care, not an optional extra.” (More than Words, Welsh Assembly Government, 2012).


Enhancing medical students employment prospects in rural and remote wales

Welsh Language in

Medical Education - Swansea

  • Curriculum-embedded

  • Welsh medium interviews

  • Personal tutorials

  • placement opportunities

    • LOCS, LORS, CBL, Apprenticeships, Speciality Attachments

  • Assessments

  • Building into the academic framework

  • Patient facing information for student projects

  • Extra Curricular

  • Welsh language for medicine course

    • grant awarded to develop interactive resources

  • Swansea Medical Society


Enhancing medical students employment prospects in rural and remote wales

Welsh Language in

Medical Education - Benefits?

  • Increased awareness of Welsh-language needs in the health service

  • Confident in using Welsh in a professional and clinical setting

  • Gain knowledge in understanding the linguistic barriers encountered in the healthcare service.


Enhancing medical students employment prospects in rural and remote wales

Impact?

Percentage of Swansea Medical Graduates staying in Wales for Foundation Training


Enhancing medical students employment prospects in rural and remote wales

Thank you

I am more than happy to answer any questions.

[email protected]

07712641447


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