Katie Timms is undertaking a PhD in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Leeds’ Institute of Medical & Biological Engineering, following her undergraduate degree in Medical Sciences (2015), also from the University of Leeds. In this post she explains why she chose to do a secondment during her PhD and how networking and her proactive approach helped her to secure it.
Why did I decide to undertake a secondment?
Browsing through twitter one afternoon I came across a poster describing alternative careers for scientists, based on the Science Council’s ’10 type of scientists’. In case you were wondering, there’s a quiz on the Science Council’s website! I have always been interested in science and research, but was curious about the alternative careers available following my PhD. Continue reading
Are you considering a career in the medical profession? Finding it difficult to take the first step and get relevant work experience? In this blog post, Laura Riggall gives her top tips for jumping the hurdles, and securing medical placements.
Obtaining placements in the medical profession can be challenging. Often, there are numerous hurdles such as practitioner availability, non-medical students being allowed in theatre, as well as a huge over-subscription. However, there are a number of things which helped me when I was looking for work experience, which I’ve outlined below.
My name is Laura and I am a BSc Medical Sciences student here at the university. Shortly I will begin an industrial placement year at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), where I will be based in the Investigative Preclinical Toxicology Department (IPT), and will be researching drug toxicity in relation to cancer development Continue reading