Posted by: Helen Caley2 JAN 2012
I have just received an offer ofa summer placement from Lloyds which I am very pleased about, however I amdesperate for a hospital placement! Ihad a week’s hospital placement over the summer and loved it. I now feel I have two options:
1) Accept the Lloydsplacement and continue hoping for a hospital placement after my communityplacement.
2) Decline the offerfrom Lloyds and focus on just getting a hospital placement.
To complicate matters further Iam meant to be going on holiday to Sardinia during the period of the Lloydsplacement. Ultimately I am concerned that if I decline the Lloyds placement anddo not secure a hospital placement I may well end up with no placement at all!
I have already applied for 4hospital placements and have also emailed other hospitals with a view toapplying. With regard to the applicationprocess I find the distinct lack of communication between the community andhospital sectors very unhelpful and believe placements should all be organisedat around the same time. I really do notknow what I would do if I accepted my Lloyds placement and then got a hospitaloffer for the same time – I would not want to alienate a potential futureemployer.
What worries me further is thatI have heard that same problem occurs during the pre-registration applicationprocess, however at least during this you are almost guaranteed to get a place.
Right now I think I willprobably accept the Lloyds offer and keep hoping for a hospital placementstarting after the community placement. Wish me luck!