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trainees due to
in August 2016 are required to attend
a compulsory, one week (paid) period of shadowing. The
shadowing week will take place at the hospital where you will be
It is compulsory for all new
trainees to attend Shadowing
week in Wessex.
Download the Shadowing Week
What is included?
Trusts will arrange an appropriate shadowing programme according to
their local situation but it will normally include:
Southampton School of Medicine has in the past required
students to shadow as part of their course, but because the timing
is after graduation this cannot be imposed. In practice, any
Southampton student taking up an
post outside Wessex has joined in a
local shadowing arrangement if possible. There is now the
expectation that Southampton students will do pre-employment
shadowing whether they are going to be working in Wessex or
elsewhere. Wessex Foundation School requests students in this
situation to contact the Trust in which they have been placed to
find out what arrangements (if any) are being made for
Please note that Wessex Foundation School is unable to assist
with shadowing arrangements that are undergraduate curriculum
requirements for other medical schools.
If you need to arrange an undergraduate shadowing placement,
please liaise with your allocated Trust to find out if this is
possible, and to make arrangements.
All applicants allocated to Wessex will need to attend the
Wessex shadowing week at their employing trust. This includes
applicants who have already completed an undergraduate shadowing
More information? - Your employing Trust will send you
full details of its shadowing programme nearer the time. Please
direct local enquiries to their Foundation Programme
Co-ordinator or the Medical Personnel Manager.
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