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We know from the literature and our own research on the Beyond Competence project that students who are new to clinical placements may find this period daunting and stressful. Below are some resources that were put together by students to help you get off to a good start and provide some friendly advice to get you through the first few weeks.

What we did

Through interviews, an online student survey, workshops and conference presentations, healthcare students supported our project and came up with a number of ideas and suggestions for supporting newcomers during their early clinical placements.

We hope you will find the resources we have developed together with students useful.

Enjoy everything. Just keep an open mind about all the specialities... It’s hard work, so just be prepared to put in long hours.

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