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Get Ready Programmes List

Nursing

The NHSGGC Get Ready for Nursing Programme is a 3 day timetabled programme delivered by NHS and Educational Professionals to support your Application to study Nursing or Midwifery.

The programme delivered by NHSGGC Nursing Staff and colleagues form Universities and Colleges. 

Activities

Discussion workshops hosted by Nursing and University/College Admissions teams:

  • The application process for nursing and midwifery
  • Life as a student
  • Life as a nurse or midwife
  • Career pathways within nursing.

Hands on workshops include:

  • Patient observations
  • Core nursing skills
  • Medical equipment
  • Tours of wards and specialty areas, e.g. operating theatres
  • Profession specific workshops, e.g. Mental Health, Paediatrics etc.

Thinking of Studying Midwifery? 

We also run half day workshops to give you an insight into the role of a midwife.

This programme is currently suspended as a result of COVID-19 but we hope to resume programmes in early Autumn 2022.

You can apply to join our mailing list for notification of when the programme will reopen for applications.

Medicine

The Get Ready for Medicine programme, developed in collaboration with the University of Glasgow Medical School, is a two-day Programme that supports senior phase school pupils and adults applying for post-graduate or access programme entry schemes (e.g. SCOTGEMSWAP) to apply to medical school. The intention is to deliver a meaningful programme of activity that will give participants more to speak about within their medical school application and at interview.

The programme is delivered by NHSGGC Consultants, Junior Doctors and University of Glasgow Medical Students in an NHSGGC Hospital. 

Activities

Discussion workshops hosted by doctors, medical students and medical school staff:

  • On the application process for medicine
  • Life at medical school
  • Life as a doctor 
  • Career pathways within medicine. 

Hands on clinical skills workshops include:

  • Giving experience of blood taking
  • Suturing (stitching)
  • Patient observations
  • Basic life support. 

Can’t I just do a week’s work experience instead?

Medical work experience used to simply refer to “shadowing” doctors in the workplace – either in hospital or in a GP practice. It has now been recognised that far more important than “what you have done” is “what you have learned from it”. 

Within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde all medical work experience now takes place as part of an organised programme. 

When can I apply for the Get Ready for Medicine Programme?

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that the programme delivery on hospital site is currently halted, but we will aim to continue to deliver this programme using “virtual” resources until government restrictions allow the programme to restart in a hospital setting.

You can visit nhsggc.scot/beadoctor to view content that may help you gain insight and support your application to study medicine.

You can apply to join our mailing list for notification of when the programme will reopen for applications

Dentistry

The NHSGGC Get Ready for Dentistry is a 3 day timetabled programme delivered by NHS Professionals to support your UCAS Application. 

The intention is to deliver a meaningful programme of activity that will give participants more to speak about within their UCAS application and at interview.

The programme delivered by NHSGGC Dental Professionals and colleges form the wider Dental Team.  

Activities

Discussion workshops hosted by the Dental Team:

  • The application process for dentistry
  • Life as a student
  • Life as a dentist
  • Career pathways within dentistry

Hands on workshops include:

  • Patient observations
  • Core dental skills
  • Dental equipment
  • Tours.

This programme is currently suspended as a result of COVID-19 but we hope to resume programmes in early Autumn 2022.

You can apply to join our mailing list for notification of when the programme will reopen for applications

Physiotherapy

The NHSGGC Get Ready for Physiotherapy is a 2 day timetabled programme delivered by NHSGGC Physiotherapists to support your UCAS Application.

The intention is to deliver a meaningful programme of activity that will give participants more to speak about within your application and at interview.

The programme delivered by NHSGGC Newly Qualified and Experienced Physiotherapy staff.

Activities

Discussion workshops that include:

  • The application process for physiotherapy
  • Life as a Student
  • Life as a Physiotherapist
  • Career pathways within Physiotherapy.

Hands on workshops include:

  • Tours of wards and specialty areas, e.g. rehabilitation suites
  • Speciality specific workshops, e.g. cardiac rehabilitation.

This programme is currently suspended as a result of COVID-19 but we hope to resume programmes in early Autumn 2022.

You can apply to join our mailing list for notification of when the programme will reopen for applications

Biomedical Sciences (Labs)

The NHSGGC Get Ready for Biomedical Sciences programme is a 5 day timetabled programme delivered by NHSGGC Laboratory Medicine Professionals to support your Application to study Biomedical Science

The intention is to deliver a meaningful programme of activity that will give participants more to speak about within their UCAS application and at interview.

The programme delivered by NHSGGC Biomedical Scientists and their Laboratory Medicine colleagues.

Activities

Discussion workshops hosted by Nursing and University/College Admissions teams:

  • The application process for biomedical science
  • IBMS Accreditation
  • Working within an NHS Laboratory
  • Career pathways within Biomedical Sciences.

Hands on workshops that include:

  • Tours of wards and specialty areas, e.g. Haematology Laboratory
  • Lab Skills workshops, e.g. preparing samples.

This programme is currently suspended as a result of COVID-19 but we hope to resume programmes in early Autumn 2022.

You can apply to join our mailing list for notification of when the programme will reopen for applications

Clinical Psychology

The NHSGGC Get Ready for Clinical Psychology is a 2 day timetabled programme delivered by NHS Professionals to support your UCAS Application. 

The intention is to deliver a meaningful programme of activity that will give participants more to speak about within their UCAS application and at interview.

The programme delivered by NHSGGC Clinical Psychologists and Professionals and colleagues form the wider Clinical Psychology Services Team.  

Activities

Discussion workshops hosted by Clinical Psychology Team:

  • The application process for Clinical Psychology
  • Life as a Student
  • Life as a Clinical Psychologist
  • Career pathways within Clinical Psychology. 

Hands on workshops include:

  • Patient observations
  • Core skills.

This programme is currently suspended as a result of COVID-19 but we hope to resume programmes in early Autumn 2022.

You can apply to join our mailing list for notification of when the programme will reopen for applications

Speech and Language Therapy

The NHSGGC Get Ready for Speech and Language Therapy is a 3 day timetabled programme delivered by NHS Professionals to support your UCAS Application. 

The intention is to deliver a meaningful programme of activity that will give participants more to speak about within their UCAS application and at interview.

The programme delivered by NHSGGC Speech and Language Professionals and colleagues form the wider Speech and Language Services Team.  

Activities

Discussion workshops hosted by Speech and Language Therapy Team:

  • The application process for speech and language therapy
  • Life as a student
  • Life as a speech and language therapy 
  • Career pathways within speech and language therapy.

Hands on workshops include:

  • Patient observations
  • Core skills
  • Tours of clinical areas.

This programme is currently suspended as a result of COVID-19 but we hope to resume programmes in early Autumn 2022.

You can apply to join our mailing list for notification of when the programme will reopen for applications

Diagnostic Radiography

The NHSGGC Get Ready for Diagnostic Radiography is a 2 day timetabled programme delivered by NHS Professionals to support your UCAS Application. 

The intention is to deliver a meaningful programme of activity that will give participants more to speak about within their UCAS application and at interview.

The programme delivered by NHSGGC diagnostic radiography professionals and colleagues form the wider Diagnostic Radiography Services Team.  

Activities

Discussion workshops hosted by Diagnostic Radiography Team:

  • The application process for diagnostic radiography
  • Life as a student
  • Life as a diagnostic radiographer
  • Career pathways within diagnostic radiography.

Hands on workshops include:

  • Patient observations
  • Core skills
  • Tours of Diagnostic Radiography Department.

This programme is currently suspended as a result of COVID-19 but we hope to resume programmes in early Autumn 2022.

You can apply to join our mailing list for notification of when the programme will reopen for applications