What made you choose the University of Plymouth?
"I was attracted to Plymouth because of the sponsorship opportunities on the course. Not only would my fees be paid for by a hospital, but I would also be guaranteed a job once I had finished studying.
The course is sponsored by the hospital trust, with a two-year job contract after you qualify. This means you can concentrate on studying in your final year instead of job hunting and interviews.
The second year is spent on placement at the trust which makes the transition from student to employee incredibly easy. There is a large emphasis on self-directed learning. The ability to direct and structure your own studies is key in a medical career as you will never stop learning.
The course is in close contact with the medical school, meaning that we had full access to the clinical skills teaching available to the medical students. We were also lucky enough to have placement days in many of the departments at Derriford hospital which is the major trauma centre for the area."