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Medical Student Service

The Clinical Sub-Dean’s Unit is based in the Education Centre at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and is staffed by a team which aims to provide medical students with the best possible clinical experience whilst on placement at the Trust on both the Royal and Broadgreen Hospital sites. 

The Trust has very close links with the University of Liverpool and co-ordinates clinical placements and training programmes for, in excess of 600 medical students per year, from second year through to fifth year.  The opportunities here are immense and vary from traditional ward based and out-patient clinic teaching, to `hands-on’ clinical skills opportunities, intermediate life support training and tailored pharmacology teaching. Our students even get to experience organising their own clinical conference!   

During their placement at the Royal Liverpool, students are exposed to considerable experience in both the medical and surgical specialties.  The rotations are varied and complex but each student receives a full induction to the Trust and regularly meets with an educational supervisor to review their progress.  Feedback sessions take place towards the end of rotations, both with students and clinicians, so that we can continually review and develop our programmes to ensure that we are delivering world class placements for our students.

The Department is staffed from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday - Friday and appointments with the Clinical Sub-deans are available upon request.

Student Timetables, Rotations etc.

You will need to login to the Royal Liverpool Academy members area to view student timetables, rotations, CBL teaching schedules etc. Click on 'request access' and you will be sent a username and password. Once logged in, click on DOC (View our documents library) - then drop down the menu and click on 'Medical Student'. These documents are all accessible via your mobile device too. On google, simply type in - RoyalLiverpoolAcademy Login -  to get to the login page on your mobile device.

Medical Electives

We offer excellent opportunities for medical students from the United Kingdom and all over the world to undertake elective study within the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. Find out more here.

Reporting Concerns

There may be a number of issues that give you cause for concern while based on your clinical placement. These issues may include patient safety, your own safety, clinical incidents, whistleblowing and behavioural concerns. It is important that you raise any concerns that you have so that we as a Trust can address them and ensure future possible causes for concern are lessened or negated. This guidance should help you to understand how to raise a concern at The Royal Liverpool - Guidance on Reporting Concerns on Clinical Placement

Bullying and Harassment

The Trust believes that all staff should be treated with dignity and respect and actively encourages staff to behave in a manner that reflects and promotes this belief. Harassment or Bullying of any form undermines people at work and will not be tolerated. All employees have a right to a working environment free of harassment in which each individual's dignity is respected.

Read more here


David Sergeant

David, a medical undergraduate, gives a good overview of the excellent support & advice provided by the Undergraduate Office staff.

Coming Soon! Key Clinical Experiences

It is clearly not possible for all medical students to have a placement in every speciality. The KCE provides the opportunity for students to attend either in person or access online directorate KCE’s identified as relevant by the various specialties. Each KCE provides a list of learning outcomes and a short quiz to help you understand the KCE better.

Access KCE's here..