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  • Volunteer Patient
    with University of St Andrews (School of Medicine)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO48125 - Created/last updated: 06/05/2021



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    About this opportunity:This is an innovative development which we hope will provide an invaluable learning experience for our medical students. Our intention is to encourage our students to understand more about patients' experience of illness and healthcare by spending some time talking to patients about their care. This is achieved by small groups of students talking to patients in the presence of a tutor. As well as the knowledge that they are helping to train the next generation of doctors, our volunteer patients find this role interesting and enjoyable. They meet lots of new people.

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:No necessary training is required to become a Volunteer Patient.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - we pay public transport or petrol at a rate of 45p per mile'

    Experience required:You do not need to prepare anything specifically in advance and no specialist knowledge is required as the students will be facilitated by clinical members of staff. You need to be comfortable in speaking to small groups of students (approx. 6)

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    Medical students have only been cleared to work with adults.

    Application process:Application Form

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsSessions take place at St Andrews Community Hospital, Glenrothes Hospital, Adamson Hospital Cupar and the School of Medicine in St Andrews University. You may wish to choose a location which is convenient to you. You make travel arrangements at your own

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is not suitable for Saltire Awards (for volunteers aged 12-25).

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

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