During the Medical course at Queen's you will undertake clinical attachments in Hospitals throughout Northern Ireland.
1. All 3rd, 4th & 5th year students are eligible for Hospital accommodation during residential clinical placements.
2. Information is prepared by Hospitals and, for students’ convenience, is posted on the QUB website under the Hospitals A-Z link. This will guide you on how to book accommodation. Accommodation may be centralised at one or two sites within a Trust so this may necessitate travel to your clinical placement. The Hospital Education Manager will advise you of the arrangements for travel if required.
3. IMPORTANT: You must give at least two weeks’ notice when booking residential accommodation. If you fail to give the appropriate notice and pay any required deposit, a room may not be available. You may have to find alternative accommodation at your own expense. As practices differ, always check the information for each Hospital prior to your attachment.
4. You may be charged full rental rate or be refused accommodation if you book a room that you do not require or if you behave in an inappropriate manner.
5. You are expected to adhere to the house rules in each Hospital. Unacceptable behaviour may lead to disciplinary action under the University Regulations. This in turn could lead to a Fitness to Practise hearing which you will be required to declare when applying to the GMC for your Provisional Registration (Medical Act 1983).
Support arrangements can be made for all students registered with Queen’s Disability Services. The School Disability Officer liaises with other colleagues to arrange the appropriate adjustments. For further information please contact the Student Support & Guidance Officer, Mrs Perpetua Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org phone 028 9097 2453).
Contact with Personal / Pastoral Tutors whilst on attachment
While students are on placements in Hospitals outside Belfast, it is not always possible to visit the university Personal Tutor. Pastoral Tutors have been appointed within each Hospital to help with personal problems. The Pastoral Tutor for each Hospital is listed in Hospitals A-Z. Depending on the nature of the problem, the Pastoral Tutor may be able to provide direct help or, by agreement, will liaise with CME.
Hospital Accommodation, Library and IT facilities
You should address issues whilst on attachment with the relevant Hospital staff member (e.g. Trust Education Manager, Accommodation Officer, Librarian or IT Dept.) in the first instance. It is better to speak to the staff on site so they have the opportunity to resolve any issues before you leave the attachment.
Continuing problems should be reported to email@example.com or through the student feedback forms issued by the Centre for Medical Education (CME) at the end of your attachment.
You should address issues while still on attachment with, for example, the Supervising Clinician, Sub-Dean or Administrative staff who organised the attachment.
Continuing problems should be reported through the student feedback forms or by contacting the Centre for Medical Education directly.
Queen's University will consider what opportunity you gave to the hospital to resolve difficulties before agreeing to take action.