Work Experience With Us
As well as being a GP training practice Frome Medical Practice also actively supports work experience and study placement opportunities.
Providing opportunities for learning and support for those exploring an interest in working in primary care or gaining practical experience for those who are already studying are central to our core learning value.
What we are doing on work experience
- We work with the Somerset Clinical Education Provider Network and the University of West England to provide work experience for those who are are on a Nursing career path. This includes supporting the Nurse Associate Programme.
- In September 2019 we welcomed our first two Medical Students from the Centre for Sustainable Health at the University of Bristol to provide Medical Students with placements.
- In October 2019 we also welcomed our first Physician Associate work placement student from St Georges University London.
Here is what some of our placement students have said about their time with us.
"I greatly enjoyed my time working at Frome Medical Practice and it feels good to know that a project that I helped develop is going on to benefit patients. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to experience how an award winning green practice is run." (Eleanor Davey, Medical Student, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, below left)
"Starting a project at Frome Medical Practice was a really enjoyable experience. I loved the fact that you could see so many aspects of medicine that are normally divided, such as GPs, social prescribers and alternative medicine, working synergistically. I think that particularly for sustainability, it is a great place to trial a project, as the staff are very opened minded and want to make the Practice as good as it can possibly be." (Genevieve Clapp, Medical Student, Centre for Sustainable Health Care, above right)
"I have started my first placement as a Physician Associate student at Frome Medical Practice. My impression of the Practice is how exciting it is to be in an environment where innovative healthcare practices are being used. For example, there is a large health connections team that work with the community in order to socially prescribe. It is a large Practice and it also has a team that work with hospital admissions and a large cohort of GPs and Nurses. I was welcomed into a very warm environment and have enjoyed a variety of teaching experiences, from ward rounds in the community hospital, to a variety of clinics. I am looking forward to what else this year has to offer whilst I continue my placement and I’m delighted to be part of a team where patient care is at the centre." (Emily Swarbook, Physician Associate Student, St Georges Hospital London, right)
"I would just like to thank you and all the other members of staff I worked with while I was on placement with you. I really enjoyed the programme and appreciated how everyone was polite and considerate. It made my time there easier! I have enjoyed all activities and felt I have gained a vast amount of knowledge on a number of conditions and how they are managed in the community. This will be valuable information that I will use in my future practice." (Chloe Summers, Trainee Nurse Associate)
Information for those interested in working in primary care
If you are an aspiring Medic we recommend you look at the resources available on the RGCP website. You'll find a host of resources and reading material, including top tips on applying to medical school.
If you are interested in a career in Nursing the RCN has some useful advice about possible career pathways on their website here.
Interested in work experience or a study placement with us?
If you are interested in work experience or study placement please contact our HR department.
We regret that in most cases we are unable to provide work experience to registered patients or to young people living in Frome.
Frome also has a reputation for leading the way in social prescribing and our Health Connections programme has attracted interest from both local and international students. If this is something that interests you, please contact the Health Connections Team.