Lancashire Teaching Hospitals are delighted to announce that they have received glowing feedback from Manchester Medical School during their 2023 Annual Performance Review.
Supporting up to 350 medical students at any one given time, the Trust is one of the largest teaching facilities in the county and after what was described by as an ‘extremely positive session’ and a ‘massive team effort’ by Chief Medical Officer, Dr Geraldine Scales, the school have discerned that they are ‘very pleased’ with the training resources on offer.
The Performance review, which took place on the 9th August, is structured around Real Time Centric Feedback from each of the Year 3 – Year 5 students themselves, given at the end of each of their clinical placements they have undergone that year.
It has been found that the results of all placements have increased substantially since the previous academic year, scoring at least 4/5 in all levels of feedback.
A particularly impressive result was found in the Year 5 feedback with the average placement review scoring an impressive 4.72/5, with Years 3 and 4 boasting a similar 4.40 and 4.57, respectively.
Undergraduate Hospital Dean, Professor Madhavi Paladugu shared that these incredible results have resulted in Manchester Medical School asking the trust to consider taking on more students so an increased number can benefit from the placement experiences on offer.
About the results, she said: ‘It is really pleasing to see how well each department and every member of staff has contributed to that increase in results. All involved have succeeded and it is a great reward of the commitment of our staff who go from strength to strength, despite the pandemic and clinical pressures. A sincere thank you to all. The results are a credit to our teams, the tutors, placement support and all other colleagues committed to students’ learning experience.’
This amazing feedback comes after the trust has recently celebrated our Year 5 undergraduate medical graduation. This cohort boasted an incredible 95% satisfaction rate with their course, reflective from their experiences through the year.
Professor Madhavi added that it will not be long before we see many of them again.
“About 50% of students who do their placements with us return to work at the trust because they are made to feel part of the community, that is the quality of our culture of education.”
Deputy Director of Education, Lauren O’Brien added.
“It was fantastic to hear that medical students across all years of study value the high-quality learning experiences that they receive on clinical placements in the Trust. I am extremely grateful for everything that our educational teams and clinical colleagues within divisions do to support our learners. It was great to hear this reflected in the feedback from Manchester Medical School today.”
A huge congratulations to all involved!