Placements FAQs

Transitioning Well Resources

Over the last six months we have been working closely with MBChB students on ‘The Transitioning Well Project’, a Footsteps-funded project aiming to support students with their health and wellbeing during points of transition on the course. The brilliant work of both staff and students has brought ‘The Transitioning Well’ project to life and allowed the below resources to be produced to help MBChB students through their studies to become successful doctors.

Placement FAQs

We asked current Year 2 MBChB students if they had any queries or concerns about the transition between Year 2 and Year 3 and provided them with a platform to ask current Year 3 and Year 4 students for advice. After collecting Year 2 questions, we put them to the Year 3 and Year 4 MBChB School Reps to answer, where we gained lots of responses providing answers to those all-important questions. This FAQs guide is available to everyone to offer support and advice about starting placement, from the students who have been there. Hopefully, this resource will ensure no student feels overwhelmed by the concept of transition to placement. 

FY1: A guide from those who’ve been there.

We collected submissions made up of advice pieces, poems, illustrations, and cartoons with handy mnemonics from F1 and F2 students who have learnt to thrive as junior doctors. This guide is full of wisdom and experience from those who have gone before you, and will be a useful resource to prepare you for FY1, as well as serve to guide you on your way through FY1. A Sway version of this guide also has some extra videos from ‘The Holistic Health and Wellbeing Society’ and the ‘Edge Wellbeing Team’, offering advice on ways to prioritise your health and wellbeing. We hope you enjoy this eye-catching guide and enjoy reading through it as much as we enjoyed creating it.


Placement FAQs Sway

FY1 A Guide From Those Who’ve Been There Sway


Placement FAQs pdf

FY1 A Guide From Those Who’ve Been There pdf


Interview with Kaat Marynissen and John Barker