Tomorrows Healthcare Professionals

We work collaboratively with our academic partners to provide high quality clinial placements to undergraduates in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Midwifery and are committed to ensuring that students have a positive learning experience in the Trust.


Medical and Dental

Working closely with Queens University School of Medicine and Dentistry, the Trust provides clinical placements to undergraduate medical and dental students. Our Medical and Dental Education Department co-ordinates these placements.

Undergraduate students attend the Trust’s hospitals (Belfast City Hospital, Royal Group of Hospitals, Mater Infirmorum Hospital and Musgrave Park Hospital) from the beginning of their MB BCh BAO degree course.  Our staff provide information to Queen’s University to enable their staff to place students in the appropriate clinical areas for the different modules of the curriculum.

From Year 3 of their course, the students spend the majority of their time in hospital placements where they observe patient care, and are taught by Trust staff of all grades, who also assess students’ performance and provide this information to the university as part of the students’ assessment.

In addition to students attending Queen’s University, a number of students from other Medical Schools avail of elective attachments in Belfast

Queens University School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Nursing & Midwifery

Working closely with Queen’s University Belfast,  University of Ulster and the Open University the Trust aims to maximise quality placement opportunities within the Trust for pre-registration nursing and midwifery education. Our Nursing Practice Education team co-ordinates these placements.

The team help establish systems and processes that provide a safe learning environment for student nurses and midwives while equipping them with the knowledge and skills required at point of registration.  They also promote and enhance a culture of learning within the Trust and contribute to the continual improvement of the clinical learning environment.  They provide support to ward managers, mentors and practice teachers to fulfil their role as facilitators of learning and are committed to ensuring that nurses and midwifery students have a positive learning experience when in the Trust.

Queens University School of Nursing and Midwifery