We’re proud of the teaching, training and support on offer at Blackpool, but what do our former Trainees have to say…?
“My experience at Blackpool was fantastic. It opened up doors and allowed me to mature in my career. I don’t think I’d be where I’m at now if it weren’t for the people I worked with at Blackpool. I will always recommend Blackpool, especially for your first few years.”
“You get really interesting and complicated patients, with a whole variety of age groups and social demographic – great hands-on experience. Blackpool is fabulous and the perfect way to start off your working life. Choose Blackpool!”
“Blackpool isn’t just amazing because it’s a fun, friendly, well supported placement. It’s amazing because you make incredible friends and it becomes your family. And I can’t think of many other hospitals where you can chill out by getting fish and chips and going on roller coasters…!”
“I chose Blackpool for Foundation Training for a few reasons. For me, Blackpool appealed partly because it was only an hour or two from friends and family in North Wales, Liverpool, Manchester and Cumbria. Indeed, being only a short train ride from Preston, it is really not a bad location for getting anywhere, with Preston roughly equidistant between London and Edinburgh.”
“I liked the selection of jobs that were available, allowing me to experience a broad range of specialties.”
“The atmosphere is friendly, as both the hospital and the town are used to seeing visitors from all over the country and beyond. The hospital is quite busy, so a good place to build up practical experience.”
“There are approximately 40 medical students from Liverpool each year – a good number because it means it is easy to get involved in teaching if you want to, yet the wards are not overrun by students as they sometimes are in larger teaching centres!”
“Blackpool’s demographics mean that it is a good place to witness the impact social factors (poverty, drugs, alcohol, migratory work, etc.) can have on the health of individuals and the population at large.”
“Excellent for training, for experience, and for getting to know your colleagues.”
“As an international graduate coming to Blackpool, I have found a home away from home. I have been at Blackpool for four years now, I started my Foundation training in 2009, after which I was offered to work on a quality improvement project relating to readmissions and then I applied to pursue my Core Medical Training here.”
“Blackpool offered a good variety of clinical experience and abundant opportunities to develop clinical research and medical leadership skills.”
“Hard work is recognised and appreciated at Blackpool and I have been fortunate to have had tremendous opportunities to enhance my personal development – Junior doctor forums, career forums, teaching opportunities, presentations at national and international conferences, publications, quality improvement projects, involvement in research, support with additional post graduate qualifications – I owe a lot to my time at Blackpool.”
“I have really enjoyed my time here, I have made lifelong friends with whom I have celebrated success as well as shared many a tough day… If I could I would go back to day one and do it all over again.”
“The nice area immediately around the hospital makes it nice to live here in the week.”
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