A group of Year 12 students from Bishop Vaughan School have completed work experience as part of their preparation for future applications to study Medicine at university.
The work placements were organised by the Mullany Fund, a charity focused on supporting students interested in healthcare careers, and a close partner of the school. This is one of the many ways in which BVS provides opportunities for more able students to ensure they achieve their aspirations.
One student who completed a work experience placement said:
“I was lucky enough to have the opportunity of going on a 5 day placement in Treharris Primary Care Centre, Merthyr. During my time I was privileged enough to shadow a vast majority of healthcare professionals, for example: a doctor, practice nurses, a GPSO, and a pharmacist. This work experience was highly informative as it helped broaden my knowledge of what happens behind the scenes of General Practice. The most enjoyable part of the whole experience was shadowing a minor operation. This is because it put into practice the work we learn in school; it provided a visual aid for the things our textbooks teach us. The staff were all very welcoming. They encouraged me and went above and beyond to ensure that I could try new things. I left the practice with the confidence and motivation to pursue medicine as I thoroughly appreciated my time up there. I would like to thank the Mullany Fund Team for providing me with this opportunity and all the staff at Treharris for being so welcoming.”