23/5/20

Hi guys,

This would have been the end of my work experience week which is quite sad however I am managing to participate in multiple virtual work experience courses which is new for me! I am currently taking part in a course that i am able to follow at my own pace however during June/July I am also having another virtual work experience course as I had applied for real life work experience there and had managed to gain a place however it’s now being made virtual due to coronavirus ( I talk more about this on my post from 24/4/20).

I am hoping these will give me the experience I need as well as teaching me more about the NHS as a whole. During this time I am also hoping to rearrange my work experience for a better suited time in the future. I am also looking for voluntary work in hospitals currently as I know this is a time where much help is needed so I can help out with smaller jobs within the hospital to take the workload off of key workers as well as to gain experience of hospital life.

I have started to write my personal statement and research universities in more depth hoping to narrow down my final 5 courses which has been quite stressful but I know that I will make the right choices for myself. I am continuing on with my EPQ and school work at home which is difficult but I am grasping the concepts more easily now as I am finding better ways to work from home.

I have been doing a small part time job at home helping my dad talk to clients and to plan out their ideas in the most effective way possible. Although I am helping him do flooring for clients houses I believe that the skills I am learning are very transferable to any job as great communication and problem solving are key skills for anyone, especially for people within the medical field.

I am trying to gain as much experience despite the situation at hand so if anyone has any advice or ideas for me please let me know! I hope you’re all safe and healthy and I hope to hear from you soon

18/5/20

Hi guys, I was meant to be doing my work experience today ( 🙁 ) but I know that what we are doing now is more important than that.

I wanted to just update you all and talk about my school work. I decided to join EPQ because even though it’s a lot of work hopefully i can complete it to help me with studies outside of school as what i’m researching i find interesting so hopefully it won’t be too difficult. I have decided mine is going to be about cosmetic surgery within the NHS as I am interested in going into this field in the future so i am hoping it will help me learn more about the profession as well as the ethics and laws behind it too.

I have read a few books already as well as watched a few videos (mainly on youtube as well as others mentioned earlier in my blog. I am currently reading “Medical Ethics” by Robert Snedden, “Cosmetic Surgery” by Kaye Stearman and “Cosmetic Surgery” by Andrew Campbell. Although they are all covering very similar ideas, each book has information specific to that book so i can find facts i wouldn’t have otherwise known which is useful.

Hopefully i’ll be able to cope with the workload of the EPQ and manage to complete it!

Stay safe and I hope to hear from some of you 🙂