WHAT IS THE PREHOSPITAL CARE PROGRAMME?
King's College London Emergency Medicine Society (KCL EMS) is home to the KCL Prehospital Care Programme (PCP), where medical/nursing students can go on observation shifts with the London Ambulance Service and at King's College Hospital Emergency Department.
Paramedics from LAS have kindly mentored our students, introducing them to the world of Prehospital Medicine and Emergency Care. This has allowed the next generation of KCL doctors and nurses to experience real emergencies and to learn about and appreciate the discipline of Paramedic Science. Since the PCP has started, students have been to countless emergencies in London including stabbings, shootings, road traffic accidents, persons hit by trains, heart attacks, strokes, drug overdoses, cardiac arrests and even delivering babies!
Medical and nursing students from King's College London complete a large proportion of their clinical medicine training in KCH, however the KCL EMS opened up A&E observation shifts for PCP students in 2015. This allows KCL students to spend more time in the A&E department seeing real emergencies and learning from the leading Emergency Medicine and Trauma consultants in the UK.
HOW TO APPLY?
Currently the PCP is only open to medical and nursing students from King's College London, unfortunately due to medical insurance reasons, we do not currently offer observation shifts to midwifery/other AHP students, intercalating or visiting students.
To apply to the PCP, please click on the appropriate link below:
BECOME A PARAMEDIC MENTOR
Our academic forums attract a wide range of healthcare professionals including qualified paramedics, nurses and doctors. We are currently recruiting experienced LAS paramedics to mentor our PCP students. It is a great opportunity to introduce the world of prehospital care to the next generation of doctors and nurses. If you are interested in becoming a paramedic mentor then please email firstname.lastname@example.org