Could you help us train tomorrow’s doctors?
If you are pregnant and your baby is due to arrive between November and March, you may be interested in taking part in a program in which medical students at Cambridge University learn from pregnant people. The visits are completely confidential and your name will not be mentioned in any coursework. The students will not be examining you at any time.
What does it involve?
You will have two students talk to you, preferably three times during and once after your pregnancy. The telephone or video calls will be made at a convenient time for you. The students will be interested to hear about your experience of pregnancy and the changes you are going through.
Why is the program important?
The Preparing for Patients program helps students learn about pregnancy and the importance of building a relationship with patients. The students are in their third year, studying medical science but have not yet started seeing patients. The course enables them to gain broader, more personal knowledge of how being pregnant and having a child affects you and your family. It also helps to connect their studies with real life.
How can I volunteer?
If you are interested in taking part, please complete the form on the right and return via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or post to:
Preparing for Patients
Clinical Communication Skills
University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine
Box 111 Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Tel: 01223 769288
For information on how we use the information you provide to us when you volunteer, please see our policy here.