I can’t believe that Welcome Week is already over! It seems to have completely flown by!
This past week we have been spoken to by more people than I can count – student services, student union, NHS health education, university chaplain and so so many more. Somehow it was also completely exhausting – every day we were coming in with complete shock at how tired we had been the night before. I guess absorbing all the administrative information is a tiring thing to do!
At the end of the first day we were also told our hospital placements for the next 3 years. 50% of the course is based in practise and we had all given in our preferences months back at the pre-course day so we were all so nervous while we waited to hear. I was one of the very lucky ones that got my first choice hospital placement – yay! Obviously, due to confidentiality, I won’t be naming the hospital on here, but it has a completely fantastic reputation and a gorgeous birth centre and set up so I am thrilled! 🙂
On Wednesday we went to visit the hospital for a tour around and to meet the staff we will be working with etc – it was so inspiring to see the set up and a tip of the iceberg of what we are going to be doing when we get out on placement – we also got our NHS ID badges – eek!!!
Throughout this week we have also been told a lot more about the course and what to expect, which has got us all very excited to start our official teaching days this week!
On Friday we also had our uniform fittings – something we had all been looking forward to – and, my god, did it make it all feel very real! Somehow trying on our light grey tunics and seeing the rest of my cohort looking all sassy and smart in theirs made the fact that we are all going to be delivering babies very soon seem very very real – so scary and amazingly exciting all at the same time!
As this post goes live, I will be heading in to start my first official teaching week of the course, starting my first theory module – wish me luck!! 🙂
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Izzy KSeptember 26, 2016 at 11:52 am
Omg this all sounds so exciting! I get what you mean about wearing the uniform making it feel real. Please keep us updated on how you get on, I’d love to hear more 🙂 Good luck with it xxx
KFSeptember 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm
I remember this so well and here I am 3 years later as an NQM ! Still pinching myself. Enjoy your training, get a pocket notebook for practice write things down! If you work hard and are ready to learn (ALOT!) , the rewards are incredible! Good or bad, I feel so privileged to be a part of every single woman’s journey. Good luck x