Alex Dos Santos
What do you enjoy about learning anatomy at BSMS?
At BSMS we get taught anatomy in a variety of ways, through live lectures, dissection, prosections, module tutorials and living anatomy sessions. This allows us, as students, to not only understand the theoretical side of anatomy but the practical side as well. I for one am a visual learner and therefore find the practical dissection and prosection sessions extremely helpful.
Why did you choose BSMS?
One of the reasons I chose BSMS is because of its reputation for being more personal compared with other medical schools. At BSMS you are not just a number, throughout the course, you get to know almost everyone on the course. Added bonuses are the stunning scenery around Brighton. Near the university is the Downs, nearer to the hospital are Brighton seafront and the Lanes, there seems to be something for everyone.
What do you enjoy most about studying at BSMS?
What I enjoy most about studying at BSMS is the early exposure to a healthcare environment. From the first year, we are exposed to Accident & Emergency departments as well as GP practices. In the second year, we get the opportunity to spend time in various departments during immersion weeks that take place throughout the year. This gives students a realistic expectation of what the life of a healthcare professional entails.
Is the early clinical experience useful?
The early clinical experience is definitely helpful, not only do we get a decent understanding of what to expect when we graduate, we also get an idea of the roles and responsibilities of other healthcare professionals, such as nurses, radiographers, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.
What’s it like living in Brighton?
Brighton is an exciting city to live in. There is always something to do and many of the people living here are friendly, inclusive and accepting of all.