Clinical placements for medical students

This page explains why clinical placements are necessary, lists the different environments where you will learn and gives tips on how to get the most from your experiences.

During your medical studies you will undertake a range of clinical placements. These involve supervised practice in approved clinical situations including:

female gp with patient

Why are clinical placements important?

Different learning environments

You learn through a number of settings and activities including:

Make a comment or report a problem with this page

Help us improve Health Careers