Shadow a Year 4 Medical Student

Year four is where you will meet Sophie Marriott. Fourth and fifth year of medical school is different to first to third, as you leave the lecture theatres behind and head to clinical practice! You will be shadowing Sophie during her General Practice placement, where she has patients to see.

Like in medical school, you will have to draw on what you learnt in first to third year to help your patients. You will learn that patients are not simply symptoms, but people with lives and lived experiences. Understanding patients as people is key to ensuring we can help them and is a key thing medical students learn in General Practice. It does mean you will need to listen to your patient closely, however, to make sure you and Sophie don’t miss any crucial information.