Monthly Archives: June 2013

Work Experience in Ophthamology

First week of work experience in the Ophthalmology Department at Princess Of Wales hospital!

This week of work experience has confirmed my interest in medicine! I loved every minute of it, and as ironic as it sounds, even the clinical placements were interesting. The doctors and nurses I was placed with tried their best to teach me and keep me interested in a working day life at the hospital, and I can definitely credit them for helping me confirm my choice to study medicine one day!
I observed various surgeries, from cataract and corneal replacements to breast removal and plastic surgery. Getting scrubbed up and observing the surgeons attempt to give someone a better quality of site and living really overwhelmed me, it was fascinating to see how a small group of people can restore someone’s eyes and give them the ability to see again, to let them go about their day to day tasks without a problem.

I met some amazing people, and heard so many different stories of how the doctors and nurses managed to get to where they are now! It’s great to hear that there are so many different ways to get into the medical profession, so don’t be disheartened if you didn’t what you wanted the first time, keep trying and one day you’ll get there!