Cardiff Medical Students Visit Powys

During August and September we are sharing the video presentations from our AGM via our Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/pthbhealth. In our latest video, second year medical student Peter Fay shares his experience of the rural health placement at Bronllys Hospital.

Their session included a simulated car vs. motorbike road traffic incident, and the students were asked to assess the situation as if it were a real incident: “having it in a proper scenario was much better than learning in a lecture.”

Peter also visited Breconshire War Memorial Hospital, which was “completely different” from training in a 1000-bed hospital in Cardiff. Experiencing rural general practice and nurse-led minor injuries was an eye-opener for Peter, and exposed him to new ideas and opportunities for his future career.

“This placement has really changed my conceptions about rural health – how fast moving and evolving it constantly is with new innovation coming up all the time. I would definitely encourage other students to engage with rural health teaching. The Powys mini medical breaks are a brilliant thing.”

Thank you to everyone across the health board who contributed to the rural health placement. Hopefully this will help with longer term recruitment of medical staff in rural Wales.

You can watch the full video on our Facebook page, via our YouTube channel or at http://bit.ly/powysmed