Undergraduate


Key People:

  • Director of Undergraduate Medical Education (DUME):

    Dr Cathy Ellis

  • Deputy DUME:

    Dr Colin Weekes

  • Undergraduate Education Officer:

    Hannah Webb

Medical Students

Welcome from Dr Cathy Ellis, the Director of Undergraduate medical education at Darent Valley hospital and a consultant neurologist. Our deputy DUME is Dr Colin Weekes, consultant in Aging and Health

We would like to warmly welcome you to Darent Valley Hospital for your placement. We have a dedicated and experienced faculty supported by our junior doctors to deliver stage 3 of the 2020 curriculum and ensure that you have an excellent experience with us. We are a friendly trust and are proud of our values and ethos. We value input and feedback from you and will respond to this to continually review and develop our programme to meet your needs.

The undergraduate facilitator is Hannah Webb, to contact Hannah please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01322 428540

Dr Ellis is at Darent Valley Hospital on Monday am, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and can be contacted via Hannah. Dr Weekes is at Darent Valley Hospital full time.

Find out more about the hospital on the Darent Valley Hospital website
Kings College London

Year 4

4th year students will rotate through 4 specialties during the year. Women's Health, Child Health, Emergency Medicine & Critical Care and Mental Health.

Block leads and contact details

Women's Health - Mr M. El-Sayed (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Women's Health - Miss R. Rana (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Child Health - Dr B. Gowda (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Child Health - Dr K. Kiriella (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

EMCC - Dr K. Khan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

EMCC - Dr Z. Belagodu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Year 5

Final year students will spend 8 weeks in either Long Term Conditions or Acute Care depending on their allocation. 

Block leads and contact details

Long Term Conditions - Dr N. Khiljee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Long Term Conditions - Dr C. Mohandas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Acute Care - Dr Y. El-Miedany (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Acute Care - Mr P. Nastro (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

TTF1

Final year students will undertake an 8 week 'Transition to Foundation Year 1 Module'. This will involve a 4 week placement in a surgical specialty and a 4 week placement in a medical specialty. This includes various teaching sessions and workshops all designed to help the transition from medical student to FY1 doctor.

Dr Colin Weekes is the TTF1 lead/facilitator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

St Georges

We welcome students from St Georges into Paediatrics. Students will rotate through different areas of Paediatrics which include Paediatric clinics, Paediatric ward, Neonatal unit and Paediatric A&E.  

Dr Gowda is the lead for SGUL students. To contact Dr Gowda please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kent and Medway

We will be welcoming our new KMMS students from September 2022.

Physician Associate Students

We welcome PA students from Canterbury Christchurch University. The students spend 9 weeks in Medicine placements, 5 weeks in A&E and a further 16 weeks rotating through specialty placements. The specialty placements are: Surgery, Acute Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics.

Miss Urmila Singh is the Trust PA student lead.

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