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Clinical Placements in Undergraduate Medicine

Vital Signs 2017, the inaugural Vital Signs, explored clinical placements in undergraduate medicine. Its primary aim was to maximise the potential of clinical placements in London and gaining a better understanding of students’ perspectives of their clinical placement.

The outputs of Vital Signs 2017 are available below. Further detail on Vital Signs 2017 is available here.


Vital Signs 2017: Clinical Placements Reports & Documentation

Providing effective undergraduate medical clinical placements in London: Recommendations from the student perspective (June 2017) – download PDF

  • Self-audit form – for use with the above document by medical schools, placement providers and students – download PDF

Understanding students’ experiences of undergraduate medical clinical placements in London: A more detailed and nuanced exploration of London students’ perspectives on education in placements developed through interviews (June 2017) – download PDF

Clinical placements in undergraduate medicine: Case studies on the London system (June 2017) – download PDF

Student survey analysis and outcomes: A study report aimed at capturing students’ perspectives and experiences of undergraduate medical clinical placements in London (February 2017) – download PDF

Clinical placements in undergraduate medicine in London: A review of the current placement programme (October 2016) – download PDF