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The clinical phase for all the Nottingham medical students, both those on the traditional 5-year course and those on the Graduate Entry Medicine course, lasts for two and a half years. During this time the students undertake their clinical placements at various teaching hospitals in the region.
The Derby Hospitals Medical Education Undergraduate Office is based on level 3 of the Education Centre at the Royal Derby Hospital. The Undergraduate Office staff administer the Nottingham medical student allocations for Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Clinical placements are structured into three blocks:
Clinical Phase 1 (CP1): A 17 week placement which gives students an introduction to medicine and surgery.
Clinical Phase 2 (CP2): Lasting 40 weeks, students rotate around placements including Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dermatology, Health Care of the Elderly and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT).
Clinical Phase 3 (CP3): The final clinical attachment for students, rotating around surgical and medical areas and within General Practice.