April 27, 2020, by School of Medicine
The First Lincoln Medical Students’ Special Visits
In September 2019, our first ever Lincoln medical students took part in a tailored induction programme to introduce them to their course and the University as well as the medical and health challenges across the Lincolnshire region. This included a number of visits to health and emergency service providers across the county. Lincoln Medical School hope to run similar events for our students in the future.
This visit focused on the emergency service response to disasters with the aim of understanding the co-ordination of services required when responding to disasters such as road traffic accidents or fires. Activities included visiting the incident command suite and having a tour of the site as well as witnessing a simulated scenario of a car accident. Students were invited to participate in the simulation and experience some of the equipment used in rescue situations.
This visit focused on coastal communities and inshore rescue. Students had the opportunity to visit the Royal National Lifeboat Institution at Mablethorpe where they listened to talks about the services provided and various rescue scenarios. They were given a tour of the facilities, the boats, and the kit used in rescue situations. Students also managed to sample some of the local fish and chips!
Our students visited the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance where they enjoyed a talk from a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service Doctor about emergency service operations. This helped our students understand more about the co-ordination of services required when responding to disasters such as road traffic and farm accidents, as well as the challenges faced by emergency services when accessing remote rural areas and the impact this has on emergency medicine.