East Surrey Hospital has a long and well established history of welcoming undergraduates from Brighton & Sussex Medical School, St George’s University and Imperial College London.
At Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, we welcome medical students from St. George’s University of London, Brighton & Sussex Medical School and Imperial College London.
We usually have anywhere from 5 to 35 medical students at any one time throughout the academic year. These students are a mixture of 4th and final year, studying a variety of specialties including:
- Acute Medicine
- Elderly Medicine
- Critical Care & Anaesthetics
- Obstetrics & Gynaecology
- Emergency Medicine
Onsite accommodation is provided free of charge to undergraduates from St George’s University of London, Brighton & Sussex Medical School and Imperial College London, whilst on placement at East Surrey Hospital.
Onsite accommodation can be requested for any medical students undertaking an elective or SSC, however, this is subject to availability and carries a cost of £35 per night, payable in advance.
Our accommodation is 9 years old and consists of flats with 3 or 4 rooms. Facilities include a communal kitchen, bathroom and lounge, whilst the bedrooms contain a bed, wardrobe, desk, bedside cabinet and a chair.
For more details, please see the attached information or email [email protected]
Each student is attached to an Educational Supervisor who they will meet at the start of the rotation. This person will ensure that you get the most out of your time with us and that your learning objectives are met.
There are also two ‘Undergraduate Teaching Fellows’ who provide a number of great additional learning opportunities, which are communicated via the online teaching calendar.
In addition to this, all undergraduates are welcome to attend any regular teaching sessions that are held in the Post Graduate Education Centre for a number of different specialities.
We have a high fidelity simulation suite which students have the opportunity to make the most of whilst here at East Surrey Hospital. St. George’s students will be provided with two to three simulation sessions that are specific to their placement and Imperial students will have an A&E focussed simulation session during their attachment here. Our simulation training always receives excellent feedback and is rated very highly in the region.
Undergraduate Clinical Teaching Fellows
Dr Wini Garr
I am of the Undergraduate Clinical Teaching Fellows at East Surrey Hospital. I studied Medicine with European Studies (Spanish) at Manchester, before completing Foundation Training in Greater Manchester. I then took some time out of training where I did the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and some travel (very fun!), before moving to Brighton to complete Core Medical Training.
I have always enjoyed teaching, and I am really looking forward to the opportunity to broaden and improve my skills. Alongside I will be doing a PgCert in Medical Education, and spending clinical time in Microbiology with GIM on-calls.
Dr Alex Presland
I am one of the Undergraduate Clinical Teaching Fellows here at East Surrey Hospital. I studied medicine as a graduate at Imperial College London, and completed my Foundation Training in the North Central Thames Deanery at Barnet Hospital. Following this, I took some time out of training, spending a memorable year working as a doctor in Auckland, New Zealand with a good chunk of associated travel (I recommend it!). I completed my Core Medical Training at East Surrey Hospital, and am extremely fortunate to be staying on in my new role as a CTF.
I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that this new role will bring, particularly in this peri-Covid era, and I am excited for finding new ways to use technology and simulation to facilitate learning opportunities. Alongside my teaching commitments, I will be working to improve my acute Ultrasound skills (working towards FAMUS and FICE accreditation), working on the on-call Medical Registrar rota, and undertaking a PGCert in Medical Education
Brighton Medical Student Placements
As a Year 5 Brighton & Sussex Medical Student, you will join us for a total of 8 weeks and your placement will include time in any of the following specialities:
General Medicine (AMU, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Stroke)
Surgery (GI, Breast, Orthopaedics, ENT)
In addition to attending different clinics and gaining invaluable experience on the ward, you will also be provided with an interesting and varied teaching programme and formal simulation training.
A select group of trainees will also run a ‘Foundation Teaching for Finals’ programme every Tuesday and Thursday evening in the Post Graduate Education Centre. Further details will be provided when you commence your placement.
Sub Dean for the Brighton & Sussex Medical Students – Dr Sandeep Cliff
‘I have been the clinical sub-dean for BSMS students for over 7 years and have thoroughly enjoyed having the students here with us at SASH.
I organise the students’ weekly seminar programme along with Claire and the clinical fellows, which includes a session with me allowing students to give presentations on interesting clinical cases.
I also link in with the medical school to offer any pastoral help if needed – there is a monthly Cid that requires marking and feedback which I undertake and then spend time with students going over their essays and presentations.
I do enjoy their presence and feel that the Trust also benefits from having final year medical students present.’
Imperial Medical Student Placements
As an Imperial Medical Student, you will join us for 4 weeks in our busy and varied Emergency Medicine Department.
As part of your placement, you will attend handover meetings and ward rounds as well as being given the opportunity to examine patients and perform clinical procedures appropriate to your curriculum and competencies.
In addition, you will also be provided with a comprehensive teaching programme as well as one Emergency Medicine focussed simulation training session in the Post Graduate Education Centre.
Sub Dean for the Imperial Medical Students – Dr Kamal Veeramuthu
St George's Medical Student Placements
As a medical student from St George’s University, you will have a placement with us in either:
Paediatrics (5 weeks)
O&G (5 weeks)
Critical Care & Anaesthetics (3 weeks)
Respiratory or Endocrinology (5 weeks)
During the course of your placement, you will have the opportunity to attend different clinics as well as gaining invaluable experience on the ward. You will also be provided with an interesting and varied teaching programme, including simulation training in the Post Graduate Education Centre on a Tuesday morning.
Sub Dean for the St George’s Medical Students – Dr Nicholas Courtenay-Evans
I took on the SGUL Sub Dean role in 2019 having enjoyed 4 years as the lead for medical students doing their F Year Critical Care and Anaesthetics placement at East Surrey. Having previously been a trainee in the St George’s School of Anaesthesia, I have a strong affiliation with the medical school and am well aware of the challenges faced by today’s medical students. I work closely with our excellent post-graduate education team to ensure our students have the resources, the structure and the support they need to get the most out of their time at SASH. I am proud to see this reflected in the excellent feedback we receive from students and how many of them wish to work here as junior doctors.
Led by our dedicated Clinical Teaching Fellows, we provide a modern and comprehensive education programme for SGUL students based around their clinical practice outcomes, including simulation training, hands on ultrasound workshops, radiology and ECG masterclasses, as well as consultant delivered specialty learning.
My role is to work collaboratively with St George’s and our local Education Team to ensure the students who come to SASH have their educational and pastoral needs met and that, importantly, they enjoy their time here. Improving student well-being and resilience is a priority of mine and we are constantly developing our resources at SASH to support student welfare needs.
It is a great privilege to be Sub Dean for St George’s. I am proud to see what hard working, caring and rounded students SGUL produces and I always feel reassured when I see our doctors of the future starting out strongly in their careers.
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