For my elective, I chose to look at how science is communicated to the general public through the media and what the role of a clinical scientist could be in this.
Collaborating on Patient Safety Informatics Research at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation
My elective allowed me to extend the work that I’m undertaking for my MSc to an international stage, gain knowledge from experts in the field, develop myself professionally and kick-start a joint project between my collaborators in the UK and those in Australia.
As I’m sure every trainee does I wondered what I should do for my elective. I wanted to do something exciting and rewarding, something that’s a change from the usual NHS hospital. Some of my colleagues have volunteered abroad for their electives, so I thought why couldn't I do the same, and where would I go?